Brother CS-8120 manual

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  • Brand: Brother
  • Product: Sewing Machine
  • Model/name: CS-8120
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, English

Table of Contents

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English
885-S08
XC5252-021
Printed in China
S3_BrotherE_cover DIC181p K
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Cover A
Enclosed Accessories
After opening the box, check that the following accessories are enclosed. If any item is missing or damaged,
contact your retailer.
Accessories
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
10.* 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.
20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
* 75/11 2 needles
90/14 2 needles
90/14 2 needles: Ball point needle (gold colored)
No. Part Name
Part Code
No. Part Name
Part Code
U.S.A. Others U.S.A. Others
1 Buttonhole foot “A” XC2691-051 14 Screwdriver XC4237-021
2 Overcasting foot “G” XC3098-051 15 Spool cap (large) 130012-054
3 Monogramming foot “N” X53840-351 16 Spool cap (small) 130013-154
4 Zipper foot “I” X59370-051 17 Extra spool pin XC3834-021
5 Zigzag foot “J” (on machine) XC3021-051 18 Spool net XA5523-050
6 Blind stitch foot “R” XC4051-051 19 Foot controller XC1154-021
7 Button fitting foot “M” X59375-151 20 Thread cassette (on machine) XC3664-021
8 Seam ripper X54243-001 21
Spool cap (orange)
(on machine)
XC3673-021
9 Bobbin (4) SA156 XA5539-151 22 Needle-changing tool XC4551-021
10 Needle set X58358-051 23 Operation manual XC5252-021
11 Twin needle X59296-051 24 Quick reference guide
XC5256-021,
XC5257-021
12 Cleaning brush X59476-051 25 Spool cap (special) XA5752-021
13 Eyelet punch 135793-051
Note
(For U.S.A. only)
● Foot controller: Model N5V
This foot controller can be used on this machine model CS-8150.
● The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer.
(Part code: XA4813-051)
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Cover B
Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions
The names of the various parts of the sewing machine and their functions are described below. Before using the
sewing machine, carefully read these descriptions to learn the names of the machine parts.
Front view
1 Thread cassette compartment cover
2 Thread cassette compartment
Insert a thread cassette into the thread cassette
compartment.
3 Thread cassette eject lever
Press this lever to eject the installed thread cassette.
4 Thread tension dial
Use the thread tension dial to adjust the tension of the
upper thread.
5 Thread cutter
Pass the threads through the thread cutter to cut them.
6 Arm
7 Flap
Use the flap to create a table. When the sewing
machine is not being used, store the machine with the
flap folded up. Remove the flap to sew cylindrical
pieces such as sleeve cuffs.
8 Sliding leg
Pull out the sliding leg during free-arm sewing.
9 Operation buttons
Use the operation buttons to start the sewing machine
and raise and lower the needle. (page Cover D)
0 Operation panel
Select a stitch from those that appear in the operation
panel. (page Cover E)
A Bobbin winder
Use the bobbin winder when winding the bobbin.
B Bobbin thread spool pin
Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto this spool
pin in order to wind the bobbin.
C Bobbin storage compartment
Store the bobbins designed specifically for this sewing
machine in this compartment.
D Bobbin winder cover
Open this cover when winding the bobbin.
E Thread guide for bobbin winding
Pass the thread around this thread guide when winding
the bobbin thread.
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Cover C
Needle and presser foot
section
1 Buttonhole lever
Lower the buttonhole lever when sewing buttonholes
and bar tacks.
2 Needle bar thread hook
Pass the upper thread through the needle bar thread
hook.
3 Needle plate
The needle plate is marked with guides for sewing
straight seams.
4 Bobbin cover/shuttle
Remove the bobbin cover, and then insert the bobbin
into the shuttle.
5 Feed dogs
The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction.
6 Presser foot
The presser foot applies pressure consistently on the
fabric as the sewing takes place. Attach the appropriate
presser foot for the selected stitching.
7 Presser foot holder
The presser foot is installed onto the presser foot holder.
Right-side/rear view
1 Handle
Carry the sewing machine by its handle when
transporting the machine.
2 Balance wheel
Turn the balance wheel toward you to raise and lower
the needle to sew one stitch.
3 Main power switch
Use the main power switch to turn the sewing machine
on and off.
4 Power supply jack
Insert the plug on the power supply cord into the power
supply jack.
5 Foot controller jack
Insert the plug on the end of the foot controller cable
into the foot controller jack.
6 Air vent
The air vent allows the air surrounding the motor to be
exchanged. Do not cover the air vent while the sewing
machine is being used.
7 Feed dog position switch
Use the feed dog position switch to lower the feed dogs.
Memo
● Refer to Cover B, D or E pages while you
are learning to use your machine.
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Cover D
Operation buttons
The operation buttons help you to easily perform various basic sewing machine operations.
1 Thread cassette indicator
The indicator lights up or goes off depending on the
condition of the sewing machine.
Green: A thread cassette can be inserted.
Red: A thread cassette cannot be inserted.
Off: The sewing machine has been turned off
or a thread cassette is already inserted.
2 Thread cutter button (Only for models equipped
with the thread cutter button)
Press the thread cutter button after stopping sewing to
cut both the upper and the bobbin threads. For details,
refer to “Cutting the thread” (page 55).
3 Needle position button
Press the needle position button to raise or lower the
needle. Pressing the button twice sews one stitch.
4 Start/stop button
Press the start/stop button to start or stop sewing. The
machine sews at a slow speed at the beginning of
sewing while the button is depressed. When sewing is
stopped, the needle is lowered in the fabric. For details,
refer to “Starting to sew” (page 51).
5 Presser foot lever
Raise and lower the presser foot lever to raise and lower
the presser foot.
6 Reverse/reinforcement stitch button
Press the reverse/reinforcement stitch button to sew
reverse stitches or reinforcement stitches. Reverse
stitches are sewn by keeping the button pressed down to
sew in the opposite direction. Reinforcement stitches
are sewn by sewing 3 to 5 stitches on top of each other.
For details, refer to “Securing the stitching” (page 53).
7 Sewing speed controller
Slide the sewing speed controller to adjust the sewing
speed.
Note
● Do not press the thread cutter button if there
is no fabric under the presser foot or while
the machine is sewing, otherwise damage to
the machine may occur.
● When cutting thread thicker than #30,
nylon thread or other special threads, use
the thread cutter on the side of the machine.
For details, refer to “Cutting the thread”
(page 55).
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● Do not press the thread cutter button after
the threads have already been cut, otherwise
the needle may break, the threads may
become tangled or damage to the machine
may occur.
CAUTION
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Cover E
Operation panel
The operation panel, located on the front of the sewing machine, consists of the LCD (liquid crystal display) and
keys for specifying various sewing settings.
1 LCD (liquid crystal display)
Settings for the selected stitch and error messages for
incorrect operations appear in the LCD. Use keys 2
through 9, described below, to display various items
and select the settings. For details, refer to
“Understanding the LCD Screens” (page 12).
2 Sewing machine help key
Press this key to display operation information. Simple
descriptions on threading the upper thread, installing
the bobbin, winding the bobbin and replacing the
presser foot can be displayed.
3 Stitch selection key
Press this key to select the desired type of stitch.
4 key
Press this key to add a pattern when sewing
combinations of decorative stitches.
5 key
Press this key to remove an added pattern when sewing
combinations of decorative stitches.
6 Arrow keys
Use these keys to move in the indicated direction when
selecting an item displayed on the screen. In addition,
can be pressed to select a lower setting and
can be pressed to select a higher setting.
7 OK key
Press this key to apply the selected item.
8 Back key
Press this key to return to the previous screen.
9 Settings key
Press this key to select sewing settings, such as for
automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching, or other
settings such as the operation beep.
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6 8 9 2
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Optional Accessories
The following are available as optional accessories.
1. Side cutter
Part code: SA177, XC3879-002
2. Quilting guide
Part code: SA132, XC2215-002
3. Guide foot
Part code: SA133, XC1957-002
4. Walking foot
Part code: SA140, XC2214-002
5. Quilting foot
Part code: SA129, XC1948-002
Memo
● To obtain optional accessories or parts, contact your sales representative or the nearest authorized
service center.
1. 2. 3.
4. 5.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing this sewing machine.
Before using this sewing machine, carefully read the “Important Safety Instructions” (page 6), and then study this
manual for the correct operation of the various functions.
In addition, after you have finished reading this manual, store it where it can quickly be accessed for future
reference.
Sewing Machine Features
1 Thread cassette
Easily thread the upper thread by loading a spool of thread into the thread cassette. In addition, simply insert the thread
cassette into the compartment to thread the needle. (page 25)
2 Simple bobbin-winding
The bobbin can quickly and easily be wound with thread. (page 18)
3 Built-in stitches
You can select from the built-in stitches available, including utility stitches and decorative stitches. (page 66)
4 One-touch lower threading
You can start sewing without pulling up the bobbin thread. (page 22)
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Contents
Enclosed Accessories ................................................................................................Cover A
Accessories .............................................................................................................................................Cover A
Names of Machine Parts and Their Functions .......................................................... Cover B
Front view ...............................................................................................................................................Cover B
Needle and presser foot section ..............................................................................................................Cover C
Right-side/rear view ................................................................................................................................Cover C
Operation buttons .................................................................................................................................. Cover D
Operation panel ...................................................................................................................................... Cover E
Optional Accessories ...........................................................................................................1
Introduction ........................................................................................................................2
Sewing Machine Features ....................................................................................................2
Contents ..............................................................................................................................3
Important Safety Instructions ..............................................................................................6
GETTING READY ..............................................................................................9
Turning the Machine On/Off .............................................................................................10
Power supply precautions ............................................................................................................................... 10
Turning on the machine .................................................................................................................................. 11
Turning off the machine .................................................................................................................................. 11
Understanding the LCD Screens ........................................................................................12
Checking machine operating procedures ........................................................................................................ 13
Changing the Machine Settings .........................................................................................14
Changing the settings ...................................................................................................................................... 14
Changing the needle stop position .................................................................................................................. 16
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD ................................................................................................................ 16
Changing the screen language ......................................................................................................................... 17
Winding/Installing the Bobbin ...........................................................................................18
Bobbin precautions ......................................................................................................................................... 18
Winding the bobbin ........................................................................................................................................ 18
Installing the bobbin ....................................................................................................................................... 22
Upper Threading ...............................................................................................................24
About the spool of thread ................................................................................................................................ 24
Loading the spool into the thread cassette ....................................................................................................... 25
Threading the needle ...................................................................................................................................... 28
Using the extra spool pin ................................................................................................................................ 30
Thread the needle manually (without using the needle threader) ..................................................................... 31
Using the twin needle ..................................................................................................................................... 32
Pulling up the bobbin thread ........................................................................................................................... 35
Replacing the Needle ........................................................................................................36
Needle precautions ......................................................................................................................................... 36
Needle types and their uses ............................................................................................................................. 36
Checking the needle ....................................................................................................................................... 37
Replacing the needle ....................................................................................................................................... 38
Replacing the Presser Foot ................................................................................................41
Presser foot precautions .................................................................................................................................. 41
Replacing the presser foot ............................................................................................................................... 41
Removing the presser foot holder .................................................................................................................... 43
Using the optional walking foot ...................................................................................................................... 44
Sewing Cylindrical Pieces ..................................................................................................46
Free-arm sewing .............................................................................................................................................. 46
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SEWING BASICS .............................................................................................47
Sewing ...............................................................................................................................48
General sewing procedure .............................................................................................................................. 49
Positioning the fabric ...................................................................................................................................... 50
Starting to sew ................................................................................................................................................. 51
Securing the stitching ...................................................................................................................................... 53
Cutting the thread ........................................................................................................................................... 55
Adjusting the Thread Tension ............................................................................................56
Changing the tension of the upper thread ........................................................................................................ 56
Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length ..............................................................................57
Adjusting the stitch width ................................................................................................................................ 57
Adjusting the stitch length ............................................................................................................................... 58
Useful Functions ................................................................................................................59
Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches ....................................................................................... 59
Useful Sewing Tips ............................................................................................................61
Trial sewing .................................................................................................................................................... 61
Changing the sewing direction ........................................................................................................................ 61
Sewing curves ................................................................................................................................................. 61
Sewing thick fabrics ........................................................................................................................................ 62
Sewing thin fabrics .......................................................................................................................................... 63
Sewing stretch fabrics ...................................................................................................................................... 63
Sewing an even seam allowance ..................................................................................................................... 63
UTILITY STITCHES ..........................................................................................65
Selecting Stitching .............................................................................................................66
Stitch types ...................................................................................................................................................... 66
Selecting stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 66
Overcasting Stitches ..........................................................................................................68
Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot “G” ................................................................................... 68
Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J” ............................................................................................. 69
Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter ............................................................................... 70
Basic Stitching ...................................................................................................................72
Basting ............................................................................................................................................................ 72
Basic stitching ................................................................................................................................................. 72
Blind Hem Stitching ..........................................................................................................74
Buttonhole Stitching ..........................................................................................................76
Buttonhole sewing .......................................................................................................................................... 77
Button sewing ................................................................................................................................................. 80
Zipper Insertion .................................................................................................................82
Inserting a centered zipper .............................................................................................................................. 82
Inserting a side zipper ..................................................................................................................................... 83
Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ............................................................................86
Stretch stitching ............................................................................................................................................... 86
Elastic attaching .............................................................................................................................................. 86
Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ..........................................................................88
Appliqué stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 89
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching ..................................................................................................................... 90
Piecing ............................................................................................................................................................ 90
Quilting .......................................................................................................................................................... 91
Free-motion quilting ........................................................................................................................................ 92
Satin stitching .................................................................................................................................................. 94
Reinforcement Stitching ....................................................................................................95
Triple stretch stitching ..................................................................................................................................... 95
Bar tack stitching ............................................................................................................................................. 95
Darning ........................................................................................................................................................... 97
Eyelet Stitching ..................................................................................................................99
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Decorative Stitching ........................................................................................................100
Fagoting ........................................................................................................................................................ 101
Scallop stitching ............................................................................................................................................ 102
Smocking ...................................................................................................................................................... 102
Shell tuck stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 103
Joining .......................................................................................................................................................... 104
Heirloom stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 105
Sewing the Various Built-In Decorative Patterns .............................................................108
Sewing beautiful patterns .............................................................................................................................. 108
Sewing patterns ............................................................................................................................................. 108
Combining patterns ....................................................................................................................................... 109
Repeat sewing patterns .................................................................................................................................. 110
Checking the selected pattern ....................................................................................................................... 111
Changing the pattern length .......................................................................................................................... 111
Mirror imaging the pattern ............................................................................................................................ 112
Storing a pattern ............................................................................................................................................ 113
Realigning the pattern ................................................................................................................................... 114
APPENDIX .....................................................................................................117
Stitch Settings ..................................................................................................................118
Utility stitches ............................................................................................................................................... 118
Other stitches ................................................................................................................................................ 123
Maintenance ....................................................................................................................124
Cleaning the machine surface ....................................................................................................................... 124
Cleaning the shuttle ...................................................................................................................................... 124
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................................................126
Error messages .............................................................................................................................................. 130
Nothing appears in the LCD .......................................................................................................................... 131
Operation beep ............................................................................................................................................. 131
Cancelling the operation beep ...................................................................................................................... 132
Index ...............................................................................................................................133
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Important Safety Instructions
When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:
Read all instructions before using.
DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:
1. The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machine
from the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:
1. Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is
used by or near children.
2. Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessories
recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.
3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it has
been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized
dealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.
4. Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the
machine and foot control free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.
5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
6. Do not use outdoors.
7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being
administered.
8. To disconnect, turn the main switch to the symbol “{” position which represents off, then
remove plug from outlet.
9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.
11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.
12. Do not use bent needles.
13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break.
14. Switch the machine to the symbol “{” position when making any adjustments in the needle
area, such as threading needle, changing needle, threading bobbin, or changing presser foot, and
the like.
15. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or
when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.
16. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without
supervision.
17. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.
18. If the Light unit is damaged, it must be replaced by authorized dealer.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This machine is intended for household use.
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FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY
If this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS plug then please read the following.
IMPORTANT
If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cut
off and an appropriate three-pin plug fitted. With alternative plugs an approved fuse must be fitted in
the plug.
NOTE
The plug served from the main lead must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords is
hazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuse
approved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying the mark, rating as marked on plug.
Always replace the fuse cover, never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.
WARNING
DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKED WITH THE
LETTER ‘E’, BY THE EARTH SYMBOL OR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN AND YELLOW.
The wires in this main lead are colored in accordance with the following code:
Blue Neutral
Brown Live
As the colors of the wiring in the main lead of this appliance may not correspond with the colored
markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows.
The wire which is colored blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter
‘N’ or colored black or blue.
The wire which is colored brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter
‘L’ or colored red or brown.
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CONGRATULATIONS ON CHOOSING OUR MACHINE
Your machine is one of the most advanced computerized household sewing machines. To fully
enjoy all the features, we suggest that you study the manual before using the machine.
PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE
For safe operation
1. Be sure to keep your eye on the needle while sewing. Do not touch the hand wheel, thread take-
up lever, needle, or other moving parts.
2. Remember to turn off the power switch and unplug the cord when:
• Operation is completed
• Replacing or removing the needle or any other parts
• A power failure occurs during use
• Maintaining the machine
• Leaving the machine unattended
3. Do not store anything on the foot controller.
4. Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.
For a longer service life
1. When storing this machine, avoid direct sunlight and high humidity locations. Do not use or
store the machine near a space heater, iron, halogen lamp, or other hot objects.
2. Use only neutral soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powders
can damage the case and machine, and should never be used.
3. Do not drop or hit the machine.
4. Always consult the operation manual when replacing or installing any assemblies, the presser
feet, needle, or other parts to assure correct installation.
For repair or adjustment
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. If the problem persists,
please consult your local authorized Brother dealer.
For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com
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1 GETTING READY
The various preparations required before starting to sew are described in this chapter.
Turning the Machine On/Off .................................................................................10
Understanding the LCD Screens .............................................................................12
Changing the Machine Settings ..............................................................................14
Winding/Installing the Bobbin ...............................................................................18
Upper Threading ....................................................................................................24
Replacing the Needle .............................................................................................36
Replacing the Presser Foot .....................................................................................41
Sewing Cylindrical Pieces....................................................................................... 46
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Turning the Machine On/Off
This section explains how to turn the sewing machine on and off.
Power supply precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the power supply.
● Use only regular household electricity for the power source. Using other power sources may
result in fire, electric shock, or damage to the machine.
● Turn off the main power and remove the plug in the following circumstances:
• When you are away from the machine
• After using the machine
• When the power fails during use
• When the machine does not operate correctly due to a bad connection or a disconnection
• During electrical storms
● Do not use extension cords or multi-plug adapters with many other appliances plugged in to
them. Fire or electric shock may result.
● Do not touch the plug with wet hands. Electric shock may result.
● When unplugging the machine, always turn off the main power first. Always grasp the plug to
remove it from the outlet. Pulling on the cord may damage the cord, or lead to fire or electric
shock.
● Do not allow the power cord to be cut, damaged, modified, forcefully bent, pulled, twisted,
or bundled. Do not place heavy objects on the cord. Do not subject the cord to heat. These
things may damage the cord and cause fire or electric shock. If the cord or plug is damaged,
take the machine to your authorized 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.
WARNING
CAUTION
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Turning the Machine On/Off 11
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Turning on the machine
1
Make sure that the sewing machine is turned
off (the main power switch is set to “O”), and
then plug the power supply cord into the
power supply jack on the right side of the
machine.
2
Insert the plug of the power supply cord into a
household electrical outlet.
1 Power supply jack
3
Press the right side of the main power switch
on the right side of the machine (set it to “|”).
X The sewing lamp comes on when the
machine is turned on.
4
Fold the flap at the front of the sewing
machine down toward you.
Turning off the machine
When you are finished using the sewing machine,
turn it off. In addition, before transporting the sewing
machine to another location, be sure to turn it off.
1
Make sure that the machine is not sewing.
2
Press the left side of the main power switch on
the right side of the machine (set it to “{”).
X The sewing lamp goes off when the
machine is turned off.
3
Unplug the power supply cord from the
electrical outlet.
Grasp the plug when unplugging the power
supply cord.
4
Unplug the power supply cord from the
power supply jack.
Note
● If a power outage occurs while the sewing
machine is being operated, turn off the
sewing machine and unplug the power
supply cord. When restarting the sewing
machine, follow the necessary procedure to
correctly operate the machine.
(For U.S.A only)
● This appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade wider than the other). To reduce the
risk of electrical shock, this plug is intended
to fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully in the outlet,
reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician to install the
proper outlet. Do not modify the plug in any
way.
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Understanding the LCD Screens
The LCD screen, located on the front of the sewing machine, displays the settings for the selected stitch and
error messages if operations are performed incorrectly.
When the sewing machine is turned on, the LCD comes on and the following screen appears.
1 Presser foot that should be used
2 Single or twin needle
3 Selected stitch
4 Stitch length (mm)
5 Stitch width (mm)
Memo
● For details on the error messages that appear when an operation is performed incorrectly, refer to “Error
messages” (page 130).
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2
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4
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Understanding the LCD Screens 13
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Checking machine operating
procedures
Simple descriptions on replacing the presser foot,
threading the upper thread, winding the bobbin and
installing the bobbin can be displayed in the LCD.
1
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The LCD comes on.
2
Press (sewing machine help key) in the
operation panel.
X The sewing machine help screen appears.
3
Press , , and (arrow keys) until
the image illustrating desired topic is selected.
1 Replacing the presser foot
2 Threading the upper thread
3 Winding the bobbin
4 Installing the bobbin
4
Press (OK key).
X The first screen describing the procedure for
the selected topic appears.
5
To display the next screen, press . To
return to the previous screen, press .
† Example: Upper threading
6
When you are finished with the help screen,
press (OK key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
Note
● For details on each topic, refer to the
corresponding page in this Operation
Manual.
1
3 4
2
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Changing the Machine Settings
Various sewing machine operations and sewing settings can be changed.
Changing the settings
The general procedure for changing machine settings
is described below.
1
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The LCD comes on.
2
Press (settings key) in the operation
panel.
X The settings screen appears.
3
Press , , and (arrow keys) until
the stitch or machine attribute that you wish
to set is selected.
4
Press (OK key).
X A screen containing settings for the selected
attribute appears.
5
Press , , and (arrow keys) until
the desired setting is selected.
X The setting is changed.
6
Press (OK key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
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■ List of stitch or machine attributes
The stitch or machine attributes that can be set are listed below. For details on each attribute, refer to the
corresponding reference page.
Attribute Icon Details Reference
Automatic
reverse/
reinforcement
stitching
Specifies automatic reverse/reinforcement stitching. page 59
Check
pattern Allows combined patterns to be checked. page 109
Left/right
mirror
imaging
Mirror images patterns along a vertical axis. page 112
Pattern
length Adjusts the length of satin stitches. page 111
Repeated/
single sewing
Specifies whether the pattern will be sewn once or
repeatedly. page 110
Needle
position
Specifies where the needle is positioned when the
sewing machine is stopped.
page 16
Twin needle
sewing Specifies the twin needle. page 32
Stitch width
control
Allows the stitch width to be adjusted with the
sewing speed controller.
page 94
Language Allows the language used in the screens to be
changed.
page 17
Buzzer
Specifies whether or not a beep is sounded with
each operation. page 130
LCD
brightness
Adjusts the brightness of the LCD. page 16
Vertical
pattern
adjustment
Adjusts the up and down position of the pattern. page 114
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Changing the needle stop
position
When the sewing machine is purchased, it is set to
leave the needle lowered in the fabric when sewing
is stopped. However, the machine can be set to
instead leave the needle raised when sewing is
stopped.
1
Press (settings key) in the operation
panel, and then press , , and
(arrow keys) until is selected.
2
Press (OK key).
X The screen for changing the needle stop
position appears.
3
Press to select .
To return to , press .
X The machine is now set to stop with the
needle in the raised position.
4
Press (OK key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
Adjusting the brightness of
the LCD
The brightness of the LCD can be adjusted.
1
Press (settings key) in the operation
panel, and then press , , and
(arrow keys) until is selected.
2
Press (OK key).
X The screen for changing the brightness of
the LCD appears.
3
To make the LCD brighter, press (–). To
make the LCD darker, press (+).
X The brightness of the LCD is changed.
4
Press (OK key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
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Changing the screen
language
The language used in the screens that are displayed
can be changed to one of the many available.
1
Press (settings key) in the operation
panel, and then press , , and
(arrow keys) until is selected.
2
Press (OK key).
X The screen for changing the language of the
screens appears.
3
Press or until the desired language is
selected.
The language can be changed to one of the
available: English, French, German, Dutch,
Spanish, Italian, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish,
Swedish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese,
Korean or others.
X The language of the screens is changed.
4
Press (OK key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again.
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Winding/Installing the Bobbin
This section describes how to wind the thread onto the bobbin, and then insert the bobbin thread.
Bobbin precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the bobbin.
Winding the bobbin
Wind the thread around the bobbin to prepare the bobbin thread.
1
Turn on the sewing machine.
2
Open the bobbin winder cover at the top on
the right side of the sewing machine.
3
Swing up the bobbin thread spool pin.
Move the bobbin thread spool pin up as far as
possible.
1 Bobbin thread spool pin
4
Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder shaft
so that the spring on the shaft fits into the
notch in the bobbin.
1 Notch
2 Bobbin winder shaft spring
● Only use the bobbin (part code: SA156, XA5539-151) designed specifically for this sewing
machine. Use of any other bobbin may result in injuries or damage to the machine.
● The enclosed bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from older
models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the enclosed bobbin or
bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, XA5539-151).
CAUTION
Actual size
This model Older model
11.5 mm
(7/16 inch)
1
1
2
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1
5
Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the right.
6
Place the spool of thread for the bobbin onto
the bobbin thread spool pin.
7
Slide the spool cap onto the bobbin thread
spool pin.
With the rounded side of the spool cap
positioned toward the left, slide the spool cap
onto the bobbin thread spool pin as far as
possible until the right side of the spool
touches the right end of the bobbin thread
spool pin.
Note
● If a spool of thread 12 mm (1/2 inch) in
diameter and 75 mm (3 inch) high is
inserted onto the bobbin thread spool pin,
use the special spool cap.
1 12 mm (1/2 inch)
2 75 mm (3 inch)
● Two 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.
CAUTION
1
2
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Memo
● When using thread that winds off quickly,
such as transparent nylon thread or metallic
thread, place the enclosed spool net over
the spool before placing the spool of thread
onto the spool pin.
If the spool net is too long, fold it to fit the
size of the spool.
1 Spool net
2 Spool
3 Spool pin
4 Spool cap
8
Pull out some thread, and then thread the
thread guide for bobbin winding.
Hold the thread with both hands, and then
securely pass the thread as far as possible into
the two slits in the thread guide.
1 Thread guide for bobbin winding
2 Two slits
9
While using your left hand to hold the end of
the thread that wraps around the thread guide
for bobbin winding, use your right hand to
wind the free end of the thread clockwise
around the bobbin five or six times.
0
Pull the thread to the right and pass it through
the slit in the bobbin winder seat.
1 Slit in bobbin winder seat (with built-in cutter)
X The thread is cut to a suitable length.
a
Slide the sewing speed controller to the right
(so that the speed will be fast).
1 Sewing speed controller
1
2
3
4
1
2
● Be sure to cut the thread as described. If
the bobbin is wound without cutting the
thread using the cutter built into the slit
in the bobbin winder seat, the thread
may become tangled in the bobbin or the
needle may bend or break when the
bobbin thread starts to run out.
1
CAUTION
1
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b
Press (start/stop button) once.
1 Start/stop button
X The bobbin starts spinning and the thread is
wound around the bobbin.
X The bobbin spins slowly when it is full.
c
When the bobbin begins spinning slowly,
Press (start/stop button) once.
X The sewing machine stops.
d
Use scissors to cut the end of the thread
wound around the bobbin.
e
Slide the bobbin winder shaft to the left.
f
Remove the bobbin from the shaft.
g
Remove the spool cap and spool.
h
Swing down the bobbin thread spool pin,
close the bobbin winder cover, and then slide
the sewing speed controller back to its
original position.
Memo
● When the sewing machine is started or the
balance wheel is turned after winding the
thread around the bobbin, the machine will
make a clicking sound; this is not a
malfunction.
1
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Installing the bobbin
Install the bobbin wound with thread.
Memo
● The order that the bobbin thread should be
passed through the needle plate is indicated
by marks around the shuttle. Be sure to
thread the machine as indicated.
1
Slide the bobbin cover latch to the right.
1 Bobbin cover
2 Latch
X The bobbin cover opens.
2
Remove the bobbin cover.
3
Hold the bobbin with your right hand and
hold the end of the thread with your left.
• Be careful not to drop the bobbin.
4
Insert the bobbin into the shuttle so that the
thread unrolls to the left.
• Be sure to insert the bobbin correctly.
5
Lightly hold down the bobbin with your right
hand, and then guide the thread as shown
with your left hand.
● Use a bobbin thread that has been
correctly wound, otherwise the needle
may break or the thread tension will be
incorrect.
● The bobbin was designed specifically for
this sewing machine. If bobbins from
older models are used, the machine will
not operate correctly. Use only the
enclosed bobbin or bobbins of the same
type (part code: SA156, XA5539-151).
CAUTION
Actual size
This model Older model
11.5 mm
(7/16 inch)
1 2
● Be sure to hold down the bobbin with
your finger and unroll the bobbin thread
correctly, otherwise the thread may
break or the thread tension will be
incorrect.
CAUTION
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1
6
Pass the thread through the slot as shown, and
then pull the thread out toward the front.
1 Cutter
X The cutter cuts the thread.
7
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.
X The lower threading is finished.
Next, thread the upper thread. Continue with
the procedure in “Upper Threading” (on the
next page).
Memo
● You can begin sewing without pulling up
the bobbin thread. If you wish to pull up the
bobbin thread before starting to sew, pull
up the thread according to the procedure in
“Pulling up the bobbin thread” (page 35).
1
2
1
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Upper Threading
In this section, the procedures for positioning the spool for the upper thread and threading the needle are
described.
About the spool of thread
With this sewing machine, a spool of thread can be
loaded into the enclosed thread cassette, and then
the thread cassette can be threaded. Information
about the spools of thread is described below.
■ Spools that can be loaded into the thread
cassette
Normally, a spool of thread is loaded into the
thread cassette and used. The spools that can be
loaded must have a diameter smaller than the
orange spool cap and a height shorter than the
mark on the cover of the thread cassette.
1 Spool cap (orange)
2 Spool
3 Mark on thread cassette compartment cover
■ Spools that cannot be loaded into the thread
cassette
When using spools that cannot be loaded into the
thread cassette, use the enclosed extra spool pin.
When using the extra spool pin, attach either the
large or small white spool cap, depending on the
size of the spool. Use the spool cap with a diameter
that is slightly larger than the diameter of the spool.
1 Spool cap (large)
2 Spool cap (small)
3 Spool
Memo
● For details on using the extra spool pin,
refer to “Using the extra spool pin”
(page 30).
● When using a spool of cross-wound thread,
install the small white spool cap with some
space between the cap and the spool.
1 Spool cap (small)
2 Gap
3 Spool
● When threading the upper thread, carefully follow the instructions. If the upper threading is
not correct, the thread may become tangled or the needle may bend or break.
CAUTION
1
1
1
2
3
1
2
3
1
3
2
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Loading the spool into the
thread cassette
Load the spool of thread into the enclosed thread
cassette to prepare the upper thread.
Memo
● The order for threading the thread cassette is
indicated on the thread cassette. Also check
the markings on the thread cassette while
threading it.
1
Turn on the sewing machine.
2
Open the thread cassette compartment cover
at the top on the left side of the machine.
● Two 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.
CAUTION
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3
Push the thread cassette eject lever on the left
side of the machine toward the back.
1 Thread cassette eject lever
X The thread cassette is raised.
• If the sewing machine is turned off, the
thread cassette will not be ejected
correctly.
4
Remove the thread cassette.
5
Pull the cover of the thread cassette out
toward you, and then pull off the spool cap
that is inserted onto the spool pin.
1 Spool cap (orange)
2 Spool pin
3 Cover
6
Place the spool for the upper thread onto the
spool pin.
Slide the spool onto the spool pin so that the
thread unwinds from the left, as seen from the
top.
1 Spool
7
Slide the spool cap onto the spool pin.
With the rounded side of the spool cap
positioned toward the top, slide the spool cap
onto the spool pin as far as possible until the
down side of the spool touches the down end
of the spool pin.
• Only the orange spool cap should be placed
on the spool pin in the thread cassette.
1
3
2
1
● If the spool or the spool cap is not
positioned correctly, the thread may
become tangled around the spool pin or
the needle may break.
1
CAUTION
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8
While holding the end of the thread with your
right hand and the thread cassette with your
left hand, close the cover.
9
Pass the thread through the slit in the top of
the thread cassette.
Follow arrow 2 indicated on the thread
cassette.
0
Pull the thread to the left and pass it through
the slit along the left side of the thread
cassette.
Follow arrow 3 indicated on the thread
cassette.
• When using special thread such as metallic
thread, use the thumb of your left hand to
press down on the area indicated in the
illustration to create an opening that allows
for easier threading.
1 Push
2 Gap
a
Pass the thread along the bottom of the thread
cassette.
Follow arrow 4 indicated on the thread
cassette.
b
Pass the thread through the notch in the
lower-right corner of the thread cassette, and
then pull the thread to the left.
Follow arrow 5 indicated on the thread
cassette.
1 Notch
2
1
1
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c
Pull the thread under the disc at the front in
the lower-left corner and around to the right,
and then cut the thread with the cutter.
Follow arrow 6 indicated on the thread
cassette.
1 Disc
2 Cutter
X The spool of thread is now loaded in the
thread cassette.
Note
● Be sure to cut the thread as described
above, otherwise the needle threader
cannot be used to thread the needle.
Threading the needle
In this section, the procedures for installing the
thread cassette and threading the needle are
described. The needle threader is used to thread the
needle at the same time that the thread cassette is
inserted.
Memo
● The needle threader can be used with
sewing machine needles 75/11 through
100/16.
● Thread with a thickness of 130/20 or less
cannot be used with the needle threader.
● The needle threader cannot be used with
the wing needle or the twin needle.
● If the needle threader cannot be used, refer
to “Threading the needle manually”
(page 31).
1
Check that the thread cassette indicator is lit
up in green.
1 Thread cassette indicator
If the thread cassette indicator is lit up in red,
the needle has not been raised to the correct
position. Press (needle position button)
once to raise the needle.
1 Needle position button
1
2
1
1
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1
• If the needle is not raised to the correct
position, the needle cannot be threaded with
the needle threader. Be sure to check that
the thread cassette indicator is lit up in green
before inserting the thread cassette.
2
Insert the thread cassette into the thread
cassette compartment.
Slowly press down on the thread cassette until
it clicks into place.
1 Needle bar thread hook
X At the same time that the thread cassette is
inserted, the needle is threaded.
X The thread cassette indicator goes off.
• If the needle could not be threaded or the
thread was not passed through the needle
bar thread hook, refer to “Loading the spool
into the thread cassette” (page 25) and
perform the procedure again starting from
step 2.
3
Raise the presser foot lever, carefully pull on
the loop of thread passed through the eye of
the needle to pull out the end of the thread.
4
Pass the thread through the presser foot, and
then pull out about 10-15 cm (3/8-5/8 inch)
of thread toward the rear of the machine.
1 10-15 cm (3/8-5/8 inch)
X The upper threading is finished.
1
● The needle threader is operated when the
needle is threaded. Be sure to keep your
hands and other items away from the
needle, otherwise injuries may occur.
1
CAUTION
1
1 Push here
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5
Close the thread cassette compartment cover.
X Now that the upper threading and the lower
threading are finished, you are ready to
begin sewing.
Note
● When inserting the thread cassette into its
compartment, slowly press it down.
● If the sewing machine could not be
threaded, try performing the procedure
again starting from loading the spool of
thread into the thread cassette.
Using the extra spool pin
When using spools with a size that cannot be loaded
into the thread cassette, use the enclosed extra spool
pin.
1
Place the spool of thread onto the extra spool
pin.
1 Extra spod pin
2 Spool
2
Slide the spool cap for the size of the spool
onto the spool pin.
1 Spool cap
• For more details, refer to “About the spool of
thread” (page 24).
3
Insert the tabs on the extra spool pin into the
holes on the top of the thread cassette.
1
2
1
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1
4
Thread the thread cassette with the thread
from the spool on the extra spool pin.
• For more details, refer to “Loading the spool
into the thread cassette” (page 25).
5
Insert the thread cassette (with the extra spool
pin attached) into the thread cassette
compartment.
Use both hands to press down on both sides of
the extra spool pin.
X At the same time that the thread cassette is
inserted, the needle is threaded.
X The extra spool pin is now installed.
Thread the needle manually
(without using the needle threader)
When using special thread, thread with a thickness
of 130/20 or less, the wing needle or the twin needle
which cannot be used with the needle threader,
thread the needle as described below.
1
Remove the needle.
• Refer to “Replacing the needle” (page 38).
• When using the wing needle, the twin
needle or thread that cannot be used with
the needle threader, be sure to remove the
needle, otherwise the machine may be
damaged.
2
Check that the thread cassette indicator is lit
up in green, and then insert the thread
cassette into the thread cassette
compartment.
• For details, refer to 1 through 2
(page 28).
X Pass the thread through the needle bar
thread hook.
1 Needle bar thread hook
3
Install a needle.
• Refer to “Replacing the needle” (page 38).
4
Pass the thread through the eye of the needle
from front to back.
1
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Using the twin needle
Using the twin needle, you can sew two parallel
lines of the same stitch with two different colors.
Both upper threads should have the same thickness
and quality. Be sure to use the enclosed twin needle
and the extra spool pin.
For details on the stitches that can be sewn with the
twin needle, refer to “Stitch Settings” (page 118).
1
Remove the needle.
• For details, refer to “Replacing the Needle”
(page 36).
2
Load the spool for the first thread color into
the thread cassette.
Thread the thread cassette up to arrow 2,
indicated on the thread cassette.
• For more details, refer to steps 1 through 9
in “Loading the spool into the thread
cassette” (page 25).
3
Load the spool for the second thread color
onto the extra spool pin.
• For more details, refer to steps 1 through 4
in “Using the extra spool pin” (page 30).
4
Use the two threads to thread the thread
cassette, and then cut the threads.
Thread the thread cassette along arrows 3
through 6, indicated on the thread cassette.
• For more details, refer to steps 0 through c
in “Loading the spool into the thread
cassette” (page 25).
● Only use the twin needle (Part code :
X59296-051).
Use of any other needle may bend the
needle or damage the machine.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can
easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
● Do not try installing the twin needle
while the thread cassette is not installed,
otherwise the needle may break or
damage to the machine may result.
CAUTION
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1
5
Insert the thread cartridge (with the extra
spool pin attached) into the thread cassette
compartment.
• For more details, refer to step 5 in “Using
the extra spool pin” (page 30).
X Pass both threads through the needle bar
thread hook.
• The needle threader cannot be used. If the
needle threader is used with the twin needle,
the sewing machine may be damaged.
6
Install the twin needle.
• For details, refer to “Replacing the needle”
(page 36).
7
Manually thread the left needle with the
thread for the left side of the stitch.
• For details, refer to “Thread the needle
manually” (page 31).
8
Remove the thread for the right side of the
stitch from the needle bar thread hook, and
then use it to thread the right needle.
9
Attach zigzag foot “J”.
• For details on changing the presser foot, refer
to “Replacing the presser foot” (page 41).
0
Turn on the sewing machine.
X The LCD comes on.
a
Press (settings key) in the operation panel.
X The settings screen appears.
b
Press , , and (arrow keys) until
is selected.
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
attach zigzag foot “J”, otherwise the
needle may break or the machine may be
damaged.
CAUTION
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c
Press (OK key).
X The screen for selecting the twin needle
appears.
d
Press to select .
To return to , press .
X The twin needle can now be used.
e
Press (OK key).
X The initial stitch screen appears again, and
appears in the lower-left corner of the
screen.
Note
● Even after the sewing machine is turned off,
the twin needle setting is not cancelled.
f
Select a stitch.
• For details on selecting a stitch, refer to
“Selecting stitching” (page 66).
• For details on the stitches that can be sewn
with the twin needle, refer to “Stitch
Settings” (page 118).
g
Start sewing.
• For details on starting to sew, refer to
“Starting to sew” (page 51).
X Two lines of stitching are sewn parallel to
each other.
Note
● When changing the sewing direction, press
(needle position button) to raise the
needle from the fabric, and then raise the
presser foot lever and turn the fabric.
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
select the twin needle setting, otherwise
the needle may break or the machine
may be damaged.
● When using the twin needle, be sure to
select an appropriate stitch, otherwise
the needle may break or the machine
may be damaged.
CAUTION
CAUTION
● Do not try turning the fabric with the
twin needle left in the fabric, otherwise
the needle may break or the machine
may be damaged.
CAUTION
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1
Pulling up the bobbin thread
When making gathers or before free-motion quilting,
first pull up the bobbin thread as described below.
1
Insert the bobbin into the shuttle.
• Refer to steps 1 through 5 of “Installing the
bobbin” (page 22).
2
Pass the bobbin thread through the slot.
Do not cut the thread with the cutter.
3
While lightly holding the upper thread with
your left hand, press (needle position
button) twice to raise the needle.
1 Needle position button
X The bobbin thread is looped around the
upper thread and can be pulled up.
4
Carefully pull the upper thread upward to pull
out the end of the bobbin thread.
5
Pull out about 10-15 cm (3/8-5/8 inch) of the
bobbin thread under the presser foot toward
the rear of the machine.
6
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.
1
2
1
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Replacing the Needle
This section provides information on sewing machine needles.
Needle precautions
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.
Needle types and their uses
The sewing machine needle that should be used depends on the fabric and thread thickness. Refer to the
following table when choosing the thread and needle appropriate for the fabric that you wish to sew.
● Only use home sewing machine needles. Use of any other needle may bend the needle or
damage the machine.
● Never use bent needles. Bent needles can easily break, possibly resulting in injuries.
CAUTION
Fabric Type/Application
Thread
Size of Needle
Type Size
Medium
weight
fabrics
Broadcloth Cotton thread
60–80
75/11–90/14
Taffeta Synthetic thread
Flannel,
Gabardine
Silk thread 50–80
Thin
fabrics
Lawn Cotton thread
60–80
65/9–75/11
Georgette Synthetic thread
Challis, Satin Silk thread 50–80
Thick
fabrics
Denim Cotton thread 30–50
90/14–100/16
Corduroy Synthetic thread
50
Tweed Silk thread
Stretch
fabrics
Jersey
Thread for knits 50–60
Ball point needle
(golden colored)
75/11–90/14
Tricot
Easily frayed fabrics
Cotton thread
50–80 65/9–90/14
Synthetic thread
Silk thread
For top-stitching
Synthetic thread
30 90/14–100/16
Silk thread
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Memo
● The smaller the thread number, the thicker
the thread, and the larger the needle
number, the thicker the needle.
● Use the ball point needle when sewing on
stretch fabrics or fabrics where skipped
stitches easily occur.
● Use a 90/14 to 100/16 needle with
transparent nylon threads, regardless of the
fabric being sewn.
● A 75/11 needle is already installed when
the sewing machine is purchased.
Checking the needle
Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous
since the needle may break while the machine is
being operated.
Before using the needle, place the flat side of the
needle on a flat surface and check that the distance
between the needle and the flat surface is even.
1 Flat side
2 Needle type marking
■ Correct needle
1 Flat surface
■ Incorrect needle
If the distance between the needle and the flat
surface is not even, the needle is bent. Do not use
a bent needle.
1 Flat surface
● The appropriate fabric, thread and
needle combinations are shown in the
table on the previous page. If the
combination of the fabric, thread and
needle is not correct, particularly when
sewing thick fabrics (such as denim) with
thin needles (such as 65/9 to 75/11), the
needle may bend or break. In addition,
the stitching may be uneven or puckered
or there may be skipped stitches.
CAUTION
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Replacing the needle
Replace the needle as described below. Use the
screwdriver and a needle that has been determined
to be straight according to the instructions in
“Checking the needle”.
1
Press (needle position button) once or
twice to raise the needle.
1 Needle position button
2
Turn off the sewing machine.
3
Lower the presser foot lever.
1 Presser foot lever
4
Hold the needle with your left hand, and then
use a screwdriver to turn the needle clamp
screw counterclockwise to remove the
needle.
1 Screwdriver
2 Needle clamp screw
• Do not apply a strong force when loosening
or tightening the needle clamp screw,
otherwise certain parts of the sewing
machine may be damaged.
5
With the flat side of the needle toward the
rear of the machine, insert the needle until it
touches the needle stopper.
1 Needle stopper
● Before replacing the needle, be sure to
turn off the sewing machine, otherwise
injuries may occur if the start/stop
button is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
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CAUTION
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2
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While holding the needle with your left hand,
use the screwdriver to tighten the needle
clamp screw.
Install the twin needle in the same way.
■ Using the needle-changing tool
Use the enclosed needle-changing tool to replace
the needle as described below.
1
Pass the needle through the hole in the
needle-changing tool.
2
Lift up the needle-changing tool so that the
fork hooks onto the needle clamp screw.
3
Using the screwdriver, loosen the needle
clamp screw.
● 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.
CAUTION
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4
Lower the needle-changing tool.
X The needle can be removed from the needle
bar.
5
Insert the new needle into the hole in the
needle-changing tool.
Insert the needle with the flat side of the needle
toward the rear of the machine.
6
Lift up the needle-changing tool so that the
fork hooks onto the needle clamp screw.
7
Insert the needle until it touches the needle
stopper, and then use the screwdriver to
tighten the needle clamp screw.
X The needle is installed.
8
Lower the needle-changing tool off of the
needle.
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Replacing the Presser Foot
The presser foot presses down on the fabric.
Presser foot precautions
Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the presser feet.
Replacing the presser foot
Replace the presser foot as described below.
1
Press (needle position button) once or
twice to raise the needle.
1 Needle position button
X The needle is raised.
2
Turn off the sewing machine.
3
Raise the presser foot lever.
1 Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is raised.
● 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.
● Only use presser feet designed specifically for this sewing machine. Use of any other presser
foot may result in injuries or damage to the machine.
CAUTION
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● Before replacing the presser foot, be sure
to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise
injuries may occur if the start/stop
button is accidentally pressed and the
machine starts sewing.
CAUTION
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4
Press the black button at the back of the
presser foot holder.
1 Black button
2 Presser foot holder
X The presser foot holder releases the presser
foot.
5
Place a different presser foot below the holder
so that the presser foot pin is aligned with the
notch in the holder.
Position the presser foot so the letter indicating
the presser foot type (A, G, I, J, M, N or R) is
positioned to be read.
1 Presser foot holder
2 Notch
3 Pin
6
Slowly lower the presser foot lever so that the
presser foot pin snaps into the notch in the
presser foot holder.
1 Presser foot lever
X The presser foot is attached.
7
Raise the presser foot lever to check that the
presser foot is securely attached.
Note
● 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 before starting to sew. If the
wrong presser foot is installed, turn off the
sewing machine, attach the correct presser
foot, and then select the desired stitch
again.
Buttonhole foot “A”
Overcasting foot “G”
Zigzag foot “J”
Button fitting foot “M”
Monogramming foot “N”
Blind stitch foot “R”
Side cutter “S”
● For details on the presser foot that should be
used with the selected stitch, refer to “Stitch
Settings” (page 118).
1
2
1
2 3
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Removing the presser foot
holder
Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the
sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that
does not use the presser foot holder, such as the
quilting foot. Use the screwdriver to remove the
presser foot holder.
■ Removing the presser foot holder
1
Remove the presser foot.
• For details, refer to “Replacing the presser
foot” (page 41).
2
Use the screwdriver to loosen the presser foot
holder screw.
1 Screwdriver
2 Presser foot holder
3 Presser foot holder screw
■ Attaching the presser foot holder
1
Align the presser foot holder with the lower-
left side of the presser bar.
2
Hold the presser foot holder in place with
your right hand, and then tighten the screw
using the screwdriver in your left hand.
1 Screwdriver
Note
● If the presser foot holder is not correctly
installed, the thread tension will be
incorrect.
1
2
3
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Using the optional walking
foot
With the walking foot, both pieces of fabric are fed
evenly by the feed dogs and the teeth on the presser
foot. This is useful when sewing fabrics that are hard
to feed such as vinyl and leather and when sewing
fabrics that easily slip such as velvets or when
quilting.
Use the screwdriver to attach the walking foot.
■ Attaching the walking foot
1
Remove the presser foot holder.
• For details, refer to “Removing the presser
foot holder” (on the previous page).
2
Hook the connecting fork of the walking foot
onto the needle clamp screw.
1 Connecting fork
2 Needle clamp screw
3
Lower the presser foot lever, insert the presser
foot holder screw, and then tighten the screw
with the screwdriver.
1 Presser foot holder screw
Note
● When sewing with the walking foot, sew at
a speed between slow and medium.
■ Removing the walking foot
1
Press (needle position button) once or
twice to raise the needle.
1 Needle position button
X The needle is raised.
2
Turn off the sewing machine.
1
2
1
● Be sure to securely tighten the screw
with the screwdriver, otherwise the
needle may touch the presser foot,
causing it to bend or break.
● Before starting to sew, slowly turn the
balance wheel toward you and check
that the needle does not touch the
presser foot. If the needle hits the presser
foot, the needle may bend or break.
CAUTION
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