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14T968DC Instruction Book 14T968DC This SINGER sewing machine, model 14T968DC, SINGER is a registered trademark of The Singer Company Limited or its affiliates. ©2008 The Singer Company Limited or its affiliates. All rights reserved. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS When using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be followed including the following. Read all instructions before using the machine. DANGER -To reduce the risk of electric shock: * The machine should never be left unattended when plugged in. Always unplug the machine from the electric outlet immediately after using and before cleaning. * Always unplug before re-lamping. Replace bulb with the same type rated 15 watts. Be sure to replace the face plate which covers the light bulb before operating the machine. WARNING -To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock or injury to persons: * Be sure that the electrical voltage of the electric outlet (wall receptacle) is the same as the rated voltage of the motor. * Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this Instruction Book. Use only attachments recommended by the manufacturer as contained in the Instruction Book. * To disconnect, turn all controls to the off ("0") position, then remove plug from outlet. * Disconnect the power line plug from the socket outlet or switch the machine off when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as threading needle and loopers, changing needle, changing throat plate or changing presser foot, etc. * Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the Instruction Book. * Do not attempt to adjust the motor belt. Contact your nearest Service Center should any adjustment be required. * Handle the foot controller with care and avoid dropping it on the floor. Be sure not to place anything on top of the controller. * Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break. * Do not use bent needles. * When sewing, keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewing machine needle. * Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needles causing them to break. * For double insulated machines, when servicing, use only identical replacement parts. See instructions for Servicing of Double-Insulated Appliances. * Never operate the 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 the water. Return the machine to the nearest authorized dealer or Service Center for examination, repair, electrical, or mechanical adjustment. * Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of the machine and foot controller free from the accumulation of lint, dust and loose cloth. * Never drop or insert any object into any opening. 2 * Do not use outdoors. * Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is being administered. * Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine is used by or near children. * Do not expose the machine or machine plastic case to sunlight directly. Also, do not keep it in a very warm or damp place. * Do not touch the machine, foot controller and power line cord with wet hand, wet cloth or with anything wet. * Do not connect power line cord to one of the many cords connected to one power outlet with adapters. * Use machine on flat and stable table. * Be sure to close the looper cover before operating the machine. * Keep presser foot and needles away from children's reach. * Be sure the light bulb has cooled off before changing with a new one. * Do not dismantle or modify the machine yourself. * Be sure to turn off the power switch and disconnect the power line plug before caring for your machine as instructed in the Instruction Book. * The appliance is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. * Young childen should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. * Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord. * SERVICING OF DOUBLE-INSULATED PRODUCTS. In a double-insulated product, two systems of insulation is provided instead of grounding. No grounding means is provided on a double-insulated product, nor should a means for grounding be added to the product. Servicing of a double-insulated product requires, extreme care and knowledge of the system, and should be done only by qualified service personnel. Replacement parts for a double-insulated product must be identical to those parts in the product. A doubleInsulated product is marked with the word "DOUBLE-INSULATION" or "DOUBLE-INSULATED". 3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Page 1. Selection stitches & Auto tension.............................. 5 2. Handy Reference Chart............................................ 8 3. Accessories.............................................................. 9 4. Needle Information................................................... 9 5. Principal Parts..........................................................10 6. How to Open Looper Cover.....................................12 7. Principal Parts Behind Looper Cover.......................12 8. Preparation prior to sewing......................................12 9. Removal and Replacement of Waste Tray.............. 13 10. Preparation for Threading........................................14 *Setting up the thread guide holder............................14 *Anti-spill net.............................................................. 14 *Spool cap..................................................................14 11. How to Remove and Insert Needles........................15 *Needle position......................................................... 15 *To remove needle(s)................................................. 15 *To insert needle(s).................................................... 15 12. Threading the Machine........................................... 16 *Threading diagram................................................... 16 *Understanding the color code.................................. 16 *To thread the machine correctly............................... 17 1) Threading the upper looper (Green)................... 17 2) Threading the lower looper (Red)....................... 18 3) Threading the chain stitch looper (Brown).......... 20 4) Threading the overedge right needle (Blue)....... 21 5) Threading the chain stitch needle (Orange)........23 6) Threading the cover stitch needles..................... 25 1 Threading the cover stitch left needle (Orange) 25 2 Threading the cover stitch middle/chain stitch needle(Blue)..................................................... 26 3 Threading the cover stitch right needle(Green). 28 13. How to Change Threads / Tie on Method............... 30 14. How to Adjust the Stitch length............................... 31 15. How to Adjust the Seam width................................ 31 *Width adjustment by changing needle position........ 31 *Width adjustment with adjustment knob................... 31 16. How to Adjust the Presser Foot Pressure............... 32 17. Differential Feed...................................................... 33 *Gathered overedge...................................................33 *Stretch overedge...................................................... 34 18. How to Disengage Movable Upper Knife................ 35 19. To Convert upper Looper to Spreader.................... 36 *To use the spreader.................................................. 36 *To disengage to upper looper................................... 36 20. Standard overedge and Rolled Hem Stitching........ 37 *To sew standard overedge....................................... 37 *To sew rolled hem.................................................... 37 21. Chaining Off and Test Sewing............................ 38 22. Settings and Sewing Instructions........................39 1) Double chain stitch........................................... 39 2) 2-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock................... 41 3) 2-Thread Overedge.......................................... 42 4) 3-Thread Overlock............................................ 43 5) 3-Thread Flatlock..............................................44 6) 3-Thread Ultra Stretch Mock Safety Stitch....... 45 7) 4-thread Ultra Stretch Mock Safely Stitch.........46 8) 4-Thread Safety Stitch...................................... 47 9) 5-Thread Safety Stitch...................................... 48 23. How to Sew a Cover Stitch................................. 49 24. How to Sew a Rolled hem.................................. 54 1) 3-thread standard rolled hem stitching............. 55 2) 3-thread upper looper thread wrapped rolled hem stitching........................................... 55 3) 2-thread standard rolled hem stitching............. 56 4) 2-thread lower looper thread wrapped rolled hem stitching........................................... 56 25. Stitch Variations and Sewing Techniques........... 58 *Decorative Flatlocking.......................................... 59 *How to sew an overlock blind hem....................... 60 *How to sew pin tucks........................................... 60 *Turning square corners........................................ 61 *Pin placement.......................................................62 *Securing the thread chain.....................................62 *How to reinforce a seam.......................................63 *Braiding by chaining off........................................ 63 26. Machine Maintenance.........................................64 *Cleaning the machine...........................................64 *Oiling the machine................................................64 *How to replace the moveable upper knife............ 65 *How to exchange light bulb...................................66 27.Optional Accessories........................................... 67 *Snap-on type presser foot.................................... 67 *Optional presser feet............................................ 68 1) Elastic foot....................................................... 68 2) Blind hem foot..................................................68 3) Shirring foot......................................................68 4) Pearl/Sequin foot............................................. 68 5) Piping/Cording foot.......................................... 68 6) Taping foot....................................................... 68 28. Troubleshooting Chart.........................................69 29. Relationship between Cloth, Thread and Need.. 70 30. Specification........................................................71 4 1. SELECTION OF STITCHES & AUTO TENSION This machine is capable of producing various types of stitches according to the combination of Auto Tension Selected, needle positions, threading methods, and the use of convertible right looper/spreader. Stitch Type 1. Double Chain Stitch ATD: D 2. Two-thread Wrapped Edge Overlock ATD: D ATD: G 3. Two-thread Overedge ATD: E 4. Three-thread Overlock ATD: A ATD: B 5. Three-thread Flatlock ATD: F 6. Three-thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch ATD : Auto Tension Dial Selected Reference Page A 1-needle 2-thread straight stitch is used for construction or decorative stitching. Seams also can be sewn at desired distance from edge of fabric by disengaging the right looper and movable knife. 39 1-needle 2-thread stitch is used for seaming lightweight or stretch fabrics. It is also ideal for rolled and blind hemming. A 4 mm and 6 mm overlock seam width can be obtained by changing the needle position. 41 1-needle 2-thread stitch is used for overedging common fabrics. It is also ideal for flatlock (butted or lapped) seams and blind hemming. A 4 mm and 6 mm overedge seam width can be obtained by changing the needle position. 1-needle 3-thread stitch is used for overedging and seaming on common fabrics. A 4mm and 6 mm overlock seam width can be obtained by changing the needle position. 1-needle 3-thread stitch is used for butted or lapped seams and ornamental stitching with decorative thread. Also, a 4 mm and 6 mm flatlock width can be obtained by changing the needle position. 2-needle 3-thread stitch that is ideal for lightweight, extremely stretchy fabrics such as tricot and spandex. 42 43 44 45 ATD: G 7.Four-thread UltraStretch Mock Safety Stitch 2-needle 4-thread stitch that is ideal for medium to heavyweight stretchy fabrics such as double knits and swim Wear. ATD: A 5 46 Stitch Type 8. Four-thread Safety Stitch Reference Page ATD : Auto Tension Dial Selected The 4-thread stitch is a safety stitch made up of combined 2-thread overedge and double chainstitch. 47 ATD: I 9. Five-thread Safety Stitch Wide The 5-thread stitch is a safety stitch made up of combined 3-thread overlock and double chainstitch. A wide seam is formed by using left needle. ATD: B 10. Five-thread Safety Stitch Narrow ATD: A 11. Cover Stitch Narrow (2.8mm) ATD: K 12. Cover Stitch Wide (5.6mm) 48 Overedge and seaming can be done in one operation on non-stretch fabrics. The 5-thread stitch is a safety stitch made up of combined 3-thread overlock and double chainstitch. A narrow seam is formed by using right Needle. Overege and seaming can be done in one operation on non-stretch fabrics. 2-needle, 3-thread cover stitch is suitable for stretchy fabrics such as knits, etc. 48 51 A narrow seam is formed by using left and middle needles. 2-needle 3-thread cover stitch is suitable for stretchy fabrics such as knits, etc. 51 ATD: H 13. Triple Cover Stitch (5.6mm) A wide seam is formed by using left and right needles. 3-needle 4-thread cover stitch is suitable for stretchy fabrics such as knits, etc. 52 ATD: J 14. Three-thread Rolled Hem A triple seam is formed by using left, middle, and right needles. 1-needle 3-thread stitch is used for sewing narrow rolled hems. 55 ATD: C 6 * Depending on the needle positions used, this machine can sew 2-thread and 3-thread standard width 4 mm overedge and a 6 mm wide overedge seams. Also, for overedging heavyweight fabrics, the seam width can be increased still more by turning the overedge seam width adjustment knob. (See page 31) Overedge width 4.0 mm 6.0 mm Needle used Overedge right needle Overedge left needle Needle thread tension fine tuning Blue Orange 7 2. HANDY REFERENCE CHART Stitch Type A T D S L D F L / C Correct Threading / Tension Path: When using the Auto Tension Dial (ATD), the correct tension is set automatically. Needle Position Orange Blue Green Red Page Brown 1 Double Chain Stitch D N N C Two - Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock D 2 N L G 2 N L E 2 N L E 2 N L A N N L B N N L F 2 N L F 2 N L 44 6 Ultra - Stretch mock G 2 N L 45 Safety Stitch four - Thread Ultra - Stretch mock Safety Stitch A N N L 46 I N N L 47 9 Safety Stitch B N N L 48 Wide Five - Thread 10 Safety Stitch Narrow Cover stitch 11 Narrow A N N L K N N C 12 Wide H N N C 13 Triple Cover stitch J N N C 14 Three - Thread C 1 N L 39 4.0mm 2 41 6.0mm 41 4.0mm 3 Two - Thread Overedge 42 6.0mm 42 4.0mm 4 Three - Thread Overlock 43 6.0mm 43 4.0mm 5 Three - Thread Flatlock 44 6.0mm Three - Thread 7 8 Four - Thread Safety Stitch Five - Thread Cover stitch 48 2.8mm 51 5.6mm 51 5.6mm Rolled Hem 52 4.0mm ATD: Auto Tension Dial Selection DF: Differential Feed 55 SL: Stitch Length L / C: Upper Looper driving clutch position *When option 2, 3, 6, 8 selected, use spreader. *When option 1, 11, 12, 13 selected, turn upper knife down, move seam width finger knob to setting R, and change looper cover attached cover (A) into (B). *Auto tension settings are based on medium weight fabric and standard # 60 polyester spun thread. It can satisfy most requirements for sewing. If using a different thread weight or fabric and the result is not as you expected, please adjust tension in small increments. 8 3. ACCESSORIES Accessories are contained in the accessory case 1. Screw driver (large size) 2. Knife (stationary) 3. Thread Unwinder spool cap 4. Anti-spill net 5. Oiler 6. Allen Screw driver (small) 7. Tweezers 8. Needle set 9. Brush 10. Cone Adapters 11. Waste tray 12. Machine cover 1 1 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 5 (on machine) 1 in carton 1 in carton 2 1 7 6 4 3 8 9 10 11 4. NEEDLE INFORMATION This overlock uses a flat shank industrial needle that eliminates the possibility of inserting the needle backwards. 12 Do not attempt to use a standard household sewing machine needle of any size or type in this overlock. Singer needle #2022 size 14/90 is furnished with the machine. Only use Needle #2022 size 14/90 and 11/80 as supplied in the accessory case. 9 #2022 Overlock needle 5 5. PRINCIPAL PARTS 1. Thread guides and holder 2. Handle 3. Left needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) 4. Right needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) 5. Upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) 6. Lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) 7. Chain stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) 8. Needle plate 9. Cloth plate 10. Looper cover 11. Power & light switch 12. Stitch length dial 13. Hand wheel 14. Spool stand 15. Cone adaptor 16. Spool pin 17. Waste tray 18. Auto tension dial 17 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 16 18 15 14 8 12 9 13 10 11 10 PRINCIPAL PARTS 19. Presser bar lifter and tension release 20. Differential feed adjusting dial 21. Cutting width dial 22. Presser foot pressure adjusting dial 22 19 20 21 11 6. HOW TO OPEN LOOPER COVER Caution: Be sure to turn off power switch. 1 Push the cover to the right as far as it will go. Pull cover down toward you. Caution: Be sure looper cover is closed when sewing. 2 Note: Machine will not operate when Looper Cover is open. 7. PRINCIPAL PARTS BEHIND THE LOOPER COVER 1. Upper looper 2. Moveable Upper knife 3. Presser foot 4. Fixed position lower knife 5. Lower looper 6. Chain/Cover looper 7. Rolled Hem lever 8. Spreader 9. Upper looper clutch 7 3 2 1 8 5 6 4 8. PREPARATION PRIOR TO SEWING 9 Connect the controller/electric plug to the machine receptacle. Plug power line into electric outlet. Power Switch: Push " l " mark side to turn "ON" Push "O" mark side to turn "OFF" To run the machine and control the speed, press the controller. The harder you press, the faster the machine will sew. To stop the machine from sewing, remove your foot from the controller. OFF ON WARNING: Use only foot controller provided with this machine. (Type 4C-316B for U.S.A. & CANADA only) Be sure to make reference to "Warning" on following Page. 12 POLARIZED PLUG INFORMATION (FOR U.S.A. & CANADA ONLY) This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade wider than the other). To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit in a polarized outlet only 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. Warning: * Be sure that the electrical voltage of the electric outlet (wall receptacle) is the same as the rated voltage of the motor. * Handle the foot controller with care and avoid dropping it on the floor. Be sure not to place anything on top of it when not in use. * Disconnect the power line plug from the electric outlet when changing needles, presser feet or when leaving the machine unattended. This eliminates the possibility of starting the machine by accidentally pressing the controller. 9. REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF WASTE TRAY Replacement Insert the waste tray under the looper cover. Be sure the left side of waste tray is mounted near the cutter where the scraps drop. 1 2 Removal To remove, hold the waste tray as shown and pull it outward. 3 13 10. PREPARATION FOR THREADING Setting Up the Thread Guide Holder Take out the thread guide from the top of Styrofoam, and insert it as shown on illustration. This machine is shipped with the thread guide holder in the lowered position. Fully extend the thread guide holder. The two joints on the telescope will click into place when they are correctly positioned. Center the thread guides above the spool pins. Place thread over the cone adapters on the spool pins. Note: Your new machine is threaded to sew Triple Cover Stitch. Refer to Page 30 for instructions on tying on to the threads. Anti-spill Net When using synthetic threads that easily spill off the cone, slip the anti-spill net furnished with the machine over the thread from the bottom of the cone leaving the thread end hanging free at the top of the anti-spill net as shown on illustration. Anti-spill net Spool cap Spool Cap When using a regular thread spool, fit the spool cap supplied with the machine onto the thread spool as shown on illustration. Press in Thread spool 14 11. HOW TO REMOVE AND INSERT NEEDLES Overedge left needle Overedge right needle Needle Position With this machine, five needles can be inserted into the needle clamp as shown in the drawing but only one or two or three needles are to be used for sewing. Do not attempt to use four or five needles. A B Cover stitch right needle Cover stitch middle needle / Chain stitch needle C The Instruction Book refers to different needle positions by illustrating the needle clamp at right. D Cover stitch left needle E Note: When both the left and right overedge needles are inserted, the left needle will be slightly higher than the right. When all cover stitch needles are inserted,the center needle will be slightly higher than the right needle and the left needle slightly higher than the center needle. C D E To Remove Needle (s) Right overedge needle thread Left, middle and right cover stitch needle thread B Left and right overedge needle thread D Chain stitch needle thread A B Caution: Be sure to disconnect the machine from the electric outlet before removing needle(s). A Turn the hand wheel toward you until the needles are at their highest position. B Place a thick piece of fabric [such as felt] under the presser foot. Lower the needles halfway into the fabric. E C Loosen, but do not remove the needle set screws with the small allen screwdriver. Hold the needles with your fingers and raise the needle bar. The needles will remain in the fabric. A. Overedge left needle B. Overedge right needle C. Cover stitch left needle D. Cover stitch middle needle E. Cover stitch right needle D Flat surface to the rear To Insert Needles (s) Hold the needle with the flat surface to the back. Insert the needle into the needle socket as far as it will go. When inserting a needle, if you first lower it down into the hole in the needle plate it will line up with the needle socket. Then direct it upwards To tighten Note: When inserting needles into the A or B sockets it is necessary to loosen both A & B Allen Screws. After inserting the needles equally tighten both screws. To loosen This machine uses Singer #2022 needles. Do not use Standard Household Needles. 15 12. THREADING THE MACHINE 5 4 1 2 3 Chain stitch Threading Diagram: Overlock and Safety Stitches Overlock A color coded threading diagram is located inside the looper cover for quick reference. Thread the machine in the order 1 to 5 as shown. Note: Threads go through the take-up lever cover for Overlock and Chain stitching as shown. C L Tension Color Code: Overlock and Safety Stitch 1 2 1. Upper looper thread............................ Green 2. Lower looper thread............................ Red 3. Chain stitch looper thread................... Brown 4. Right needle thread............................ Blue 5. Chain stitch needle thread.................. Orange 4 3 Threading Diagram: Cover Stitch 5 A color coded threading diagram is located inside the looper cover for quick reference. 4 3 2 1 Thread the machine in the order 1 to 4 as shown. Note: Threads go through take-up lever cover for Cover stitch as shown. C L Tension Color Code: Cover Stitch 3 2 1. Cover stitch looper thread............. Brown 2. Right needle thread....................... Green 3. Middle needle thread..................... Blue 4. Left needle thread..........................Orange 1 4 16 To Thread The Machine Correctly 1 Caution: Be sure to turn off power switch. 2 Note: The instructions on this page and the following pages will guide you through the proper threading for each color coded threading path. Before threading, refer to the Handy Reference Chart for information on Stitch Types, Settings, Needle Sockets and Color Coded Threading Paths. 3 4 1) Threading the Upper Looper (Green) 9 5 8 Thread the upper looper as indicated 1~9. 7 Raise Presser foot to release tension discs. 6 C L Note: The presser foot is raised by lowering the Presser bar lifter. The motion allows a clear path for the fabric when sewing. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 1 2 2 While holding thread with fingers, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 17 Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides (4~9). 4 8 9 Thread the hole in the upper looper from front to back 9. Note: Make sure thread passes behind lower looper. 9 5 Note: Use tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 8 6 7 Pull about 10cm(4 inches) of thread through the looper and place to the back of the needle plate. 1 2) Threading the Lower Looper (Red) Thread the lower looper as indicated 1~10. 2 3 4 5 10 9 8 Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 7 6 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. 1 Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 2 2 18 While holding thread with finger, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 Turn the hand wheel toward you until the lower looper extends out 5~10mm from the needle plate edge. 4 10 5 9 Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4~10. 8 7 Note: Use tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6 4 Place the thread with the point of the tweezers slightly from left and to the right of threading guide 4. 8 7 5 Place the thread with the point of the tweezers slightly from front and to the back of threading guide 5. 10 9 A Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 10cm (4 inches) of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). D B C 19 6 3) Threading the Chain Stitch/Cover stitch Looper (Brown) 1 Thread the chain stitch/cover stitch looper as indicated 1~11. 2 3 4 10 Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 5 11 6 9 7 8 1 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 2 2 While holding thread with fingers, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 20 Turn the hand wheel toward you until the chain stitch looper extends out 10mm from the needle plate edge. 4 Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4~11. 5 Note: Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. Place the thread with the point of the tweezers through threading guide 4. Place the thread with the point of the tweezers through the front slot of threading guide 5. 9 6 7 8 10 Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 10cm (4 inches) of thread through the looper. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). 11 A D B C 4) Threading the Overedge Right Needle (Blue) (B on needle clamp) 1 Thread the right needle as indicated 1~9. 2 3 6 Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 7 8 5 9 21 4 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. 1 2 Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 2 While holding thread with finger, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 Continue to thread points 4~8. Note: Slip thread into the rear slot on the thread guide 5 and the slot of take-up lever cover 6. Then slip thread into the right slot on the thread guide 7, and into the right slot on the thread guide 8. 7 6 4 8 5 Before threading eye of needle, slip thread behind thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 9 22 Thread the eye of the right needle 9. Note: Use of tweezers in the accessory case will make needle eye threading easy. The position of the thread must be behind the thread guide. Draw about 10cm(4 inches) of thread through needle eye towards the rear of machine. 9 Place the thread to the back, under the presser foot. 5) Threading the Chain Stitch Needle (Orange) (D on needle clamp) Thread the left needle as indicated 1~9. 1 2 3 Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 6 7 8 5 4 9 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. 1 Thread the top cover Thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 2 2 23 While holding thread with fingers, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 Continue to thread points 4~8. Note: Slip thread into the middle slot of the thread guide 5 and into the slot of take-up lever cover 6. Then continue by slipping thread into the middle slot of the thread guides 7 and 8. 7 6 Note: For 4 thread overlock left needle: Use needle A. 4 8 5 Before threading eye of needle, slip thread behind thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 9 Note: For chain stitch :Use needle D. Before threading eye of needle, make sure thread is in front of thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. Thread the eye of the left needle 9. Note: Use of tweezers in the accessory case will make needle eye threading easy. 9 The position of the thread must be behind the the thread guide. Draw about 10cm (4 inches) of thread through needle eye to hang free. Place the thread to the back, under the presser foot. 24 6) Threading the Cover Stitch Needles (1) Threading the Cover Stitch Left Needle (Orange) (C on needle clamp) 1 Thread the cover stitch left / chain stitch needle as indicated 1~9. 2 3 6 7 Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 8 5 4 9 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 1 2 2 While holding thread with finger, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 25 Continue to thread points 4~8. Note: Slide thread into front slot on thread guide 5 and slot of take-up lever cover 6. Then slip thread into left slots of thread guides 7 and 8. 7 6 4 8 5 Before threading eye of needle, make sure thread is in front of thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 9 Thread the eye of the left needle 9. Note: Use of tweezers in the accessory case will make needle eye threading easy. 9 Draw about 10cm (4 inches) of thread through needle eye to hang free. Place the thread to the back, under the presser foot. 1 (2) Threading the Cover Stitch Middle / Chain Stitch Needle(Blue) (D on needle clamp) 2 3 Thread the cover stitch middle / chain stitch needle as indicated 1~9. 6 7 8 9 Raise the Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 26 5 4 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. 1 Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 2 2 While holding thread with fingers, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 Continue to thread points 4~8. Note: Slip thread into the middle slot of the thread guide 5 and into the slot of take-up lever cover 6. Then continue by slipping thread into the middle slot of the thread guides 7 and 8. 7 6 4 8 5 Before threading eye of needle, make sure thread is in front of thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for Cover stitch and for Chain stitch. 9 27 Thread the eye of the middle needle 9. Note: Use of tweezers in the accessory case will make needle eye threading easy. Draw about 10cm (4 inches) of thread through needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9 Place the thread to the back, under the presser foot. (3) Threading the Cover Stitch Right Needle (Green) (E on needle clamp) 1 Thread the cover stitch right needle as indicated 1-9. 2 3 6 7 Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. 8 5 4 9 Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide 1. 1 Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under guide. Then pull thread along the right side of button as illustrated. 2 2 28 While holding thread with fingers, pass it between the tension discs and pull thread down to make certain it is properly located in between the tension discs 3. 3 3 Continue to thread points 4~8. Note: Slip thread into the rear slot on thread guides 5. Slip the thread into the slot of the Take-up Lever Cover 6. Slip the thread into the right slots for thread guides 7 and 8. 7 6 4 8 5 Before threading eye of needle, make sure thread is in front of thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for Cover stitch. 9 Thread the eye of the right needle 9. Note: Use of tweezers in the accessory case will make needle eye threading easy. Draw about 10cm (4 inches) of thread through needle eye towards the rear of the machine. 9 Place the thread to the back under the presser foot. 29 13. HOW TO CHANGE THREADS: TIE ON METHOD To change thread type or color, clip thread near the spool. Place new thread on stand. Tie new thread and old thread ends together with a square knot. Clip thread tails to 2~3cm (1 inch) length. If clipped too short, threads may come untied. Firmly pull both thread to test knot security. Raise Presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter to release Tension discs. Pull the threads through the machine one at a time. If threads do not pull easily, check for tangles on thread guides or looping under thread stand. When pulling thread through the needles, STOP when the knot is in front of the needle. Cut the thread, and insert it through the needle. 30 14. HOW TO ADJUST THE STITCH LENGTH The stitch length dial should be set on the N setting for most sewing conditions. 4 3 Adjust the stitch length to N~ 4 when sewing heavy weight fabrics. N Adjust the stitch length to 2~N when sewing lightweight fabrics to obtain excellent seams without puckering. 2 15. HOW TO ADJUST THE SEAM WIDTH Overedge seam width can be achieved by repositioning the needle position and also with the width adjustment knob. Width Adjustment by Changing Needle Position Overedge seam width can be adjusted by changing the needle position. a) When using left needle.................................6 mm (15/64 inch) b) When only right needle is used....................4 mm (10/64 inch) c) When using chain stitch needle.................8.8 mm (11/32 inch) 6.0 mm 4.0 mm 8.8 mm (15/64") (10/64") (11/32") Left needle Right needle Chain stitch needle Width Adjustment with Adjustment Knob Use of width adjustment knob will permit further adjustment within the width range shown below. a) When using left needle...............................5 ~ 7 mm (13/64 ~ 17/64 inch) b) When only right needle is used............3.0 ~ 5.0 mm (1/8 ~ 3/16 inch) c) When using chain stitch needle............7.8 ~ 9.8 mm (5/16 ~ 3/8 inch) 5 mm 3 mm 7.8 mm (13/64") (1/8") (5/16") 7 mm 5 mm 9.8 mm (17/64") (3/16") (3/8") Left needle 31 Right needle Chain stitch needle Width adjustment knob As shown on the illustration, turn the dial counter clockwise to increase width of cutting, and clockwise to decrease width of cutting. 5.5 N 6.5 16. HOW TO ADJUST THE PRESSER FOOT PRESSURE The presser foot pressure of this machine is pre-adjusted at the factory to suit the sewing of medium weight fabrics. 5 Most of the materials do not require adjustment of presser foot pressure. However, there are some instances where adjustment is necessary, such as when sewing lightweight and heavyweight fabrics. 4 N In such case, N for normal, 1 for the lightest pressure, and 5 for the heaviest. 2 1 For lightweight fabric...Decrease the pressure For heavyweight fabric...Increase the pressure 32 17. DIFFERENTIAL FEED Differential feed is a system which "stretches" or "gathers" the fabric, when the amount of feed of front feed dogs in relation to the rear feed dogs is changed. 2.0 1.5 The differential feed ratio ranges from 1:0.6~1:2.0. Adjustment is made by means of the differential feed adjusting dial pictured at right. N Use of differential feed is very effective in overedging stretch fabrics and fabrics cut on the bias. 0.8 0.6 Setting "N" is differential feed adjusting dial setting for ratio 1:1. Gathered Overedge Gathered overedge is most suited for shirring sleeves, yokes, front and back bodices, skirt hems, etc. in stretch fabrics such as knits and jersey before assembling into garment. To set the differential feed adjusting dial for gathering 2.0 1.5 Set differential feed adjusting dial below setting "N". Setting of adjusting dial depends on material being sewn as well as the amount of desired gather. Therefore, set dial to suit the fabric and test sew before sewing your garment. N 0.8 Note: For normal overedge stitching, set differential feed adjusting dial to graduation "N". 0.6 33 Stretch Overedge Stretch overedge is ideal for sewing decorative collars, sleeves, skirt hems, etc. on loosely knit and woven fabrics. To set the differential feed adjusting dial for stretch Set differential feed adjusting lever knob above setting "N". 2.0 1.5 N 0.8 0.6 To sew a seam, apply gentle tension to the fabric by holding the seam lightly in front and back of the presser foot. Note: *if amount of "stretch" is not correctly set in relation to the fabric being sewn, the fabric is apt to shift away from the needle resulting in improperly sewn overedge seam. In such case, reset differential feed adjusting dial closer to the center mark. *Be sure to reset the differential feed adjusting dial to graduation "N" for normal overedge stitching. 34 18. HOW TO DISENGAGE MOVABLE UPPER KNIFE Caution: Be sure to turn off power switch. To place movable knife in nonworking position 1 Open looper cover (page 12). 2 Pull the movable knife holder to the right as far as it will go. Turn the holder toward counter clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. To place movable knife in working position Open looper cover. 1 Pull the movable knife holder to the right as far as it will go. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into the working position 2 Caution: Always close looper cover before operating machine. 35 19. TO CONVERT UPPER LOOPER TO SPREADER Caution: Be sure to turn off power switch. When not threading the upper looper, the spreader must be engaged into the upper looper eye. To Use the Spreader To engage the spreader, raise the white handle on the spreader to insert the tip into the eye of upper looper. When using the upper looper, the spreader must be disengaged. To Disengage to Upper Looper To disengage the spreader, lower the white handle on the spreader. 36 20. STANDARD OVEREDGE AND ROLLED HEM STITCHING To Sew Standard Overedge Set seam width finger knob to N to move seam width finger to standard overedge sewing position. Note: Be sure to push seam width finger knob as far as it will go in the direction of setting N. N R To Sew Rolled Hem Set seam width finger knob to R to retract the seam width finger and set it for rolled hem. Note: Be sure to push seam width finger knob as far as it will go in the direction of setting R. N R 37 21. CHAINING OFF AND TEST SEWING Note: The following instructions do not apply to cover stitch. For instructions on cover stitch, see page 49 "How to Sew a Cover Stitch." When the machine is completely threaded, bring all of the threads across the needle plate and slightly to the left under the presser foot. Hold the threads and apply a slight tension. Turn the hand wheel toward you 2 or 3 complete turns to start the thread chain. Lower presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter. Continue holding the chain and press on the foot controller until the chain is 5~7.5 cm (2~3 inches) in length. Place fabric under the front of the presser foot and sew a test sample. Note: Do not pull on the fabric while sewing as this may deflect the needle, causing it to break. At the end of the sample, continue to run the machine with the presser foot down until the chain reaches 15 ~20 cm (6~8 inches) in length. Note: In case it is difficult to chain off when chain stitching, pull the fabric lightly backward. Cut thread. Note: Anytime you have rethreaded the machine always chain off and sew a text sample to test tensions and make adjustments as necessary. Information A mark to indicate the needle location is provided on the presser foot fitted on this machine. Use this mark as a guide when sewing. Mark 38 Mark 22. SETTINGS AND SEWING ATD:D 1) Double Chain stitch NEEDLE POSITION Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB R 2~4 STITCH LENGTH C DRIVING CULTCH POSITION * Stitch length for double chain stitch should be set at over 2mm. Correct Balance Chain stitch looper thread Needle thread Set auto tension dial to D as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Topside Fabric Underside Tension Dial Orange Blue Green Red Brown Medium weight How to Balance Needle thread When the chain stitch needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. -Or, move the chain stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. 39 Topside Chain stitch looper thread Underside How to Sew The double chain stitch is sewn with 2 threads, one needle and one looper. Normally, the machine trims the fabric edge while the seam is being sewn. However, a chain stitch seam can be placed at a desired distance from edge of fabric by putting the knife in a nonworking position, disengaging the upper looper and installing the chain stitch seam guide plate (A) (B) Caution: Be sure to turn off the power switch. a) Move knife into nonworking position 1 See page 35 for instructions on placing upper knife in nonworking position. Knife cover b) Disengage upper looper Turn handwheel till driving shaft is at its most right position, otherwise danger may occur. 2 Push clutch button to the left and up for cover stitch / chain stitch or to the left and down for overlock. 3 c) To re-engage upper looper Seam guide plate Turn handwheel till driving shaft is at its most right position, otherwise danger may occur. Push clutch button to the left and up for cover stitch / chain stitch or to the left and down for overlock. 4 d) To install the seam guide plate Open the looper cover Remove knife cover and install seam guide plate. The graduations on seam guide plate indicate the distance from chain stitch needle. Use this as a guide when checking the distance between cover stitch left needle and fabric edge. Chain stitch needle 25mm (1") 2 3 1 e) Start and end of sewing When starting to sew, pull the thread chain lightly to the rear of machine until the needle penetrates the fabric. When starting to sew after threading the machine, sew 2 ~ 3 cm on a scrap fabric and chain-off to make a chain. At end of sewing, pull the fabric lightly to the rear of machine and chain-off. 40 4 5 2 6 2) 2-thread Wrapped Edge Overlock NEEDLE POSITION Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER USE Correct Balance Needle thread Set auto tension dial to D or G as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Lower looper thread Topside Underside ATD:D Fabric Tension Dial Orange Blue Medium weight Green Red Brown Red Brown Spreader ATD:G Fabric Tension Dial Orange Blue Medium weight Green Spreader How to Balance When the lower looper thread tension is too tight or needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a lower position. -Or, move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) toward a higher position. Needle thread Lower looper thread Topside Underside Needle thread When the lower looper thread tension is too loose; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. Lower looper thread Topside Underside 41 3) 2-thread Overedge ATD:E Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER USE * See page 36 for instructions on converting upper looper to spreader. Lower looper thread Topside Correct Balance Needle thread Underside Set auto tension dial to E as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Tension Dial Fabric Orange Medium weight Blue Green Red Brown Spreader How to Balance Needle thread When the lower looper thread lies on the underside of the fabric; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. -Or, move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) toward a lower position. Topside Lower looper thread Underside When the needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) toward a higher position. -Or, move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a lower position. Lower looper thread Topside Needle thread Underside 42 4) 3-thread Overlock Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER N/A Upper looper thread Correct Balance Needle thread Set auto tension dial to A or B as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Topside Lower looper thread Underside ATD:A Fabric Tension Dial Orange Blue Green Red Brown Tension Dial Orange Blue Green Red Brown Medium weight ATD:B Fabric Medium weight Upper looper thread How to Balance Needle thread When the upper looper thread lies on the underside of the fabric; -Move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) to a higher position. - Or, move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) to a lower position. Underside Upper looper thread Needle thread When the lower looper thread appears on the top of the fabric; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. -Or, move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) to a lower position. When the needle thread is too loose, move the needle tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) to a higher position. Topside Lower looper thread Underside Upper looper thread Needle thread Topside 43 Lower looper thread Topside Lower looper thread Underside 5) 3-thread Flatlock ATD:F Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER N/A Correct Balance Needle thread Set auto tension dial to F as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Needle thread Upper looper thread Topside Fabric Lower looper thread Underside Tension Dial Orange Blue Green Red Brown Tension Dial Orange Blue Green Red Brown Medium weight Fabric Medium weight Needle thread Upper looper thread How to Balance Topside Needle thread When the needle thread tension is too loose; - Move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) toward a higher position. -Or, move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a lower position. 44 Lower looper thread Underside When the lower looper thread tension is too loose; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. - Or, move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) toward a lower position. When the upper looper thread tension is too loose; - Move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a higher position. - Or, move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange or blue) toward a lower position. Needle thread Upper looper thread Topside Needle thread Lower looper thread Underside Needle thread Upper looper thread Topside Needle thread Lower looper thread Underside 6) 3-thread Ultra Stretch Mock Safety Stitch ATD:G Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 USE SPREADER Right Needdle thread Correct Balance Set auto tension dial to G as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Left Needle thread Lower looper thread Topside Underside Fabric Orange Medium weight How to Balance Tension Dial Blue Green Red Brown Spreader Right Needdle thread When the lower looper thread tension is too loose; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. Left Needle thread Topside Lower looper thread Underside Right Needdle thread When the left needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the left needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. Left Needle thread Topside Lower looper thread Underside Right Needdle thread When the right needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. Left Needle thread Topside 45 Lower looper thread Underside 7) 4-thread Ultra Stretch Mock Safety Stitch ATD:A Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER N/A Upper looper thread Correct Balance Right Needle thread Set auto tension dial to A as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Lower looper thread Left needle thread Topside Underside Tension Dial Fabric Orange Blue Green Red Brown Medium weight Upper looper thread Right Needle thread How to Balance Lower looper thread Left needle thread Topside When the upper looper thread lies on the underside of the fabric; -Move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a higher position. - Or, move lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) to a lower position. Underside Upper looper thread Right Needle thread When the lower looper thread appears on the top of the fabric; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. - Or, move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a lower position. When the left needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. Left needle thread Lower looper thread Underside Topside Upper looper thread Right Needle thread Lower looper thread Left needle thread Underside Topside Upper looper thread When the right needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the right needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. Right Needle thread Left needle thread Topside 46 Lower looper thread Underside 8) 4-thread Safety Stitch ATD:I Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER USE Lower looper thread Overedge Needle thread Correct Balance Set auto tension dial to I as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Chain stitch Needle thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Underside Fabric Orange Blue Medium weight Tension Dial Green Red Brown Spreader Lower looper thread Overedge Needle thread How to Balance When the lower looper thread appears on the top of the fabric; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) to a higher position. - Or, move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a lower position. Chain stitch Needle thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Underside Lower looper thread Overedge Needle thread When the right needle thread is too loose; -Move the right needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. Chain stitch Needle thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Underside Lower looper thread Overedge Needle thread When the chain stitch needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the chain stitch needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. - Or, move the chain stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. Chain stitch Needle thread Topside 47 Chain stitch looper thread Underside 9) 5-thread Safety Stitch ATD:B Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB N STITCH LENGTH 2~4 SPREADER N/A Upper looper thread Overedge Needle thread Correct Balance Lower looper thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Set auto tension dial to B as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Chain stitch needle thread Underside Tension Dial Orange Blue Green Red Fabric Brown Medium weight Upper looper thread How to Balance Lower looper thread When the upper looper thread lies on the underside of the fabric; -Move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) to a higher position. -Or, move lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) to a lower position. Overedge Needle thread Topside Chain stitch looper thread Underside Chain stitch needle thread Upper looper thread When the lower looper thread appears on the top of the fabric; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. - Or, move the upper looper thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a lower position. Overedge Needle thread Lower looper thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Chain stitch needle thread Upper looper thread When the left needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the left needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. Overedge Needle thread Underside Lower looper thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Chain stitch needle thread Underside Upper looper thread Lower looper thread When the chain stitch needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the chain stitch needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. - Or, move the chain stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. Overedge Needle thread Chain stitch looper thread Topside Chain stitch needle thread 48 Underside 23. HOW TO SEW A COVER STITCH This machine can produce a 3-thread 5.6 mm wide bottom cover stitch. The cover stitch can be used for covering, binding or top-stitching necklines and for hemming the bottom, of T-shirts and sweat suits, etc. in addition to flat joining seams (plain seaming). The cover stitch is most suitable for stretchy fabrics such as knit. It also can be used in woven fabrics such as denim, but careful attention must be paid to the tension settings or there is the possibility of thread breakage and or skipping. If you experience skipping or thread breakage sewing denim change needles first and then adjust the tensions little by little (1/4 number at a time). Machine Set up Caution: Be sure to turn off the power switch. Open looper cover. (See page 12) Disengage upper looper. (See page 40) Place the movable upper knife in the non working position. (See page 35) Set seam width finger knob on "R" side. (See page 37) Set C/L clutch (see page 40). C B Remove overedge right needle (B) and overedge left needle (A). D A E For Triple 5.6mm cover stitch, install cover stitch right needle (E), cover stitch middle needle (D) and cover stitch left needle (C). (See pages 25 ~ 29) Pass thread through needles (E), (D) and (C) and thread cover stitch looper [brown] (See pages 20 ~ 21) Install seam guide plate. (See page 40) Cover stitch middle needle (D) The graduations on seam guide plate indicate the distance from cover stitch middle needle. Use it as a guide when positioning fabric edge. 2 1 25mm Close looper cover. ( 1" ) 49 3 4 5 2 6 Additional Information About Cover Stitch Start and end of sewing Note: Follow the instructions given below when sewing cover stitches because chaining-off at the end of sewing is not possible. At start of sewing Raise presser foot by lowering the presser bar lifter. Place material under presser foot behind the needle. Lower presser foot by raising the presser bar lifter. Note: When you start to sew from the middle of the fabric, place the fabric at the desired starting point of sewing. 50 2-Thread Cover Stitch Suggested Tension Settings NEEDLE POSITION Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB R STITCH LENGTH N~4 DRIVING CLUTCH POSITION C Cover stitch right needle thread * Stitch length for cover stitch should be set at over N (2.5 mm). Cover stitch Left needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Topside Correct Balance Set auto tension dial to K or H as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Underside ATD:K Cover stitch looper Thread Tension Dial Orange Blue Orange Blue Green Red Brown Red Brown Polyester Woolly nylon ATD:H Cover stitch looper Thread How to Balance When the cover stitch looper thread is too loose; -Move the cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a higher position. When the cover stitch left needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the cover stitch left needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. -Or, move cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. When the cover stitch right needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the cover stitch right needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) or (orange) toward a higher position. - Or, move the cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. Tension Dial Cover stitch right needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Topside Underside Cover stitch right needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Topside Underside Cover stitch right needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Topside When the top surface of fabric bulges between needle threads and the seams on the underside of the fabric becomes tight; - move the cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. Green Polyester Woolly nylon Underside Cover stitch right needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Topside 51 Underside 3-Thread Cover Stitch Suggested Tension Settings ATD:J Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: 1) Type and thickness of fabric 2) Needle size 3) Size, type and fibre content of thread NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB R N~4 STITCH LENGTH DRIVING CLUTCH POSTION Cover stitch right needle thread * Stitch length for cover stitch should be set at over N (2.5 mm). C Cover stitch middle needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Correct Balance Set auto tension dial to J as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Topside Underside Tension Dial Cover stitch looper Thread Orange Blue Green Red Polyester Woolly nylon How to Balance When the cover stitch looper thread is too loose; -Move the cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a higher position. When the cover stitch left needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the cover stitch left needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. -Or, move cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. When the cover stitch middle needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the cover stitch middle needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. -Or, move cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. When the cover stitch right needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the cover stitch right needle thread tension fine tuning lever (green) toward a higher position. -Or, move the cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. When the top surface of fabric bulges between needle threads and the seams on the underside of the fabric becomes tight; - move the cover stitch looper thread tension fine tuning lever (brown) toward a lower position. Cover stitch right needle thread Brown Cover stitch middle needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Underside Topside Cover stitch right needle thread Cover stitch middle needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Underside Topside Cover stitch right needle thread Cover stitch middle needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Topside Cover stitch right needle thread Underside Cover stitch middle needle thread Cover stitch looper thread Cover stitch Left needle thread Topside 52 Underside Securing the seam end Since the seams formed by cover stitch unravel when the looper thread is pulled out at the end of sewing, secure the seam end in the following manner. When sewing through to the edge of fabric, among the threads coming out of the fabric edge, knot the needle threads (2 or 3 threads) together first, as shown on the illustration. Then, tie these threads with the looper threads. When sewing is stopped halfway, pull out the needle threads (2 or 3 threads) on the underside of the fabric and knot the threads in the same manner as described above. Cut extra threads. Note: Normally, the seams at the start of sewing do not unravel, but it is safe to secure the seam end following the same steps as described when sewing through to the edge of fabric. 53 24. HOW TO SEW A ROLLED HEM This machine can sew four types of rolled hems. Rolled hemming is done by rolling and overedging the fabric edge. Light weight fabrics such as lawn, voile, organdy, crepe, etc. perform the best. Rolled hemming is not suited for heavy or stiff fabrics. NOTE: Rolled hemming can only be performed with the overedge right needle. Machine Set up Caution: Be sure to turn off power switch. R Remove the overedge left needle, chain stitch needle and cover stitch needle(s). Move seam width finger knob to setting R. Align left face of seam width finger support plate with R mark on needle plate by turning seam width adjustment knob, as required. Set stitch length dial to "1~2" and a fine seam will be sewn. Needle: Singer Cat. No. 2022 #14/90 or 2022 #11/80 Thread: A variety of thread combinations can be used for rolled hemming. N 2 1 54 Note: For a beautiful rolled hem thread the upper looper with wooly nylon and the needle and lower looper with lightweight regular thread. NEEDLE POSITION SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB R STITCH LENGTH 1~2 DRIVING CLUTCH POSITION L Upper looper thread 1) 3-thread Standard Rolled Hem Stitching Correct Balance Needle thread Lower looper thread Set auto tension dial to A as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Topside Underside ATD:A Light Weight fabric Orange Polyester Tension Dial Blue Green Red Brown Woolly nylon 2) 3-thread Upper Looper Thread Wrapped Rolled Hem Stitching Correct Balance Needle thread Set auto tension dial to C as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Upper looper thread Lower looper thread Topside Underside Needle thread ATD:C Light Weight fabric Orange Polyester Woolly nylon 55 Tension Dial Blue Green Red Brown Note: For a beautiful rolled hem thread the lower looper with wooly nylon and the needle with lightweight regular thread. NEEDLE POSITION Convert upper looper to spreader. (See page 36) SEAM WIDTH FINGER KNOB R STITCH LENGTH 1~2 SPREADER USE Lower looper thread 3) 2-thread Standard Rolled Hem Stitching Correct Balance Set auto tension dial to E as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Needle thread Topside Underside ATD:E Light Weight fabric Orange Woolly nylon Blue Tension Dial Green Red Brown Spreader 4) 2-thread Lower Thread Wrapped Rolled Hem Stitching Correct Balance Needle thread Set auto tension dial to D as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. Topside Lower looper thread Underside ATD:D Light Weight fabric 56 Orange Blue Tension Dial Green Red Polyester Spreader Woolly nylon Spreader Brown Additional Information About Rolled Hemming Hold the thread chain when you begin sewing to keep it from curling into the seam. Place a slight tension on the material in the sewing direction and a finer seam finish can be obtained. The minimum overedge stitch width that can be obtained for rolled hemming is approximately 1.5 mm (1/16 inch) since the cutting width cannot be set below 3.5 mm (9/64 inch). To Secure the Rolled Hem Thread Chain Apply a small drop of liquid seam sealant to the end of the seam. Allow to dry, then cut the chain close to the stitches. Note: Test the liquid seam sealant for color fastness before use. 57 25. STITCH VARIATIONS AND SEWING TECHNIQUES How to Sew a Flatlock Decorative Seam A flatlock stitch is achieved by adjusting the tension of the 2-thread or 3-thread overlock stitch, sewing the seam, and then pulling the fabric apart to flatten the seam. The flatlock stitch can be used as a construction and decorative stitch or for ornamentation only. 1) Machine Set Up Use either overedge right needle or overedge left needle. Begin with the machine threaded and tension ATD-E balanced for the 2-thread overedge (page 42) or 3-thread flatlock stitch ATD-F (page 44). 2) Flatlocking a Seam Place the fabric wrong sides together to sew a decorative stitch on the right side of the garment. Sew the seam, trimming the excess fabric. The needle thread (orange or blue) will form a V on the underside of the fabric. Needle thread The lower looper thread will pull into a straight line at the fabric edge. Upper looper thread Topside Needle thread Lower looper thread Underside Pull on opposite sides of the seam to pull the stitches flat. 58 (3) Decorative Flatlocking Place the movable upper knife in the nonworking position (page 35). The fabric is not trimmed on this stitch. 1 2 Fold fabric wrong sides together. Position the fabric so the seam is sewn with part of the stitch extending off the fabric. Pull on opposite sides of the stitch to flatten. (4) Additional Information About Flatlocking The tensions must be correctly fine tuned for the fabric to pull flat. The upper looper thread is the prominent thread in the flatlock stitch. Place a decorative thread in the upper looper and inconspicuous threads in the lower looper and needle. For a ladder stitch, sew seam with right sides together. The needle thread will be the prominent thread that creates the ladder (A). A Underside Topside 59 How to Sew an Overlock Blind Hem The excess fabric is trimmed and the hem is sewn and the raw edges are overlocked in one operation. The overlock blind hem is best suited for sewing knit wear. It provides a durable finish that is almost invisible. Use overedge right needle and adjust machine for a narrow 3-thread overlock stitch. (See page 43) Note: The three-thread flatlock stitch can also be used. (See page 44) Set the stitch length dial at 4 Fold the hem to the wrong side of the fabric, then back to the right side with 6 mm (1/4 inch) beyond the fold. 4 Stitch on the extended hem edge, allowing the machine needle to barely catch the edge of the fold. Note: An optional blindstitch foot is available. (See page 68) How to Sew Pin Tucks Sew decorative pin tucks on the fabric before cutting out the garment. Use overedge right needle and adjust machine for a narrow 3-thread overlock stitch. (See page 43) Note: The rolled hemstitch can also be used for this technique. 1 2 Place the movable upper knife in the nonworking position. (See page 35) Mark the fabric with the desired number of pin tucks using a water-soluble fabric marker 60 Fold the fabric with the wrong sides together and sew. Press the pin tucks in the same direction. Turning Square Corners (1) Outside Corner Cutting line Cut out approximately 2cm (51/64 inch) from the corner, in line with the overedge seam edge. A Sew one stitch beyond point (A) and stop. 2 cm Raise needle and presser foot. 2 cm Pull the fabric to the rear of the machine just enough to release the thread caught on the finger of the needle plate. Note: Presser foot has been removed to show detail. Cutting line Turn the fabric and lower the presser foot so that the knife is positioned in line with the cut edge. A Pull slack threads up, then start to sew. Knife Cutting line 61 (2) Inside Corner Cut inside corner up to seam line as shown Seam line Cut Sew along seam line. Sew up to end of fold. (Leave needle in fabric) Raise presser foot. (Leave needle in fabric) Needle position Spread fold and re-fold so that seam line is straight. Pin Placement Seam line Insert pins to the left of the presser foot. The pins will be easy to remove and are away from the cutting action of the knives. Caution: Sewing over pins will damage and /or destroy the cutting edge of the knives. Securing the Thread Chain Thread a large eye, hand sewing needle (such as a tapestry needle) with the thread chain. Insert the needle into the end of the seam to secure thread. Note: To secure a rolled hem thread chain, see page 57. 62 How to Reinforce a Seam Inserting twill tape while overedge sewing will stabilize the seam. Insert the tape through the hole in the front of the foot. Position the tape under the foot to the back of the machine and sew the garment seam. The tape is attached as the seam is sewn. Braiding by Chaining off Place the movable upper knife in nonworking position. Insert filler cord such as yarn or twill type through the hole in the front of the foot. Position the filler cord under the foot and chain off the desired length. Chained off braids can be used individually or woven into 3 or 4 ply braids. 63 26. MACHINE MAINTENANCE An overlock machine requires more maintenance than a conventional machine for two reasons: 1) A lot of lint is produced due to the cutting action of the knives. 2) An overlock runs at a very high speed and needs to be oiled frequently to lubricate the internal working parts. Cleaning the Machine Danger: Before cleaning your machine, disconnect power line plug from the wall receptacle. Clean the lint from the looper and knife area often with a dry lint brush. Oiling the Machine Danger: Before lubricating your machine, disconnect power line plug from the wall receptacle. A The oiling points shown in the diagram, should be oiled periodically. B Note: Use only sewing machine oil. Do not use any other oil or damage could result. C 64 D How to Replace the Moveable Upper Knife Danger: Before replacing the moveable upper knife, disconnect power line plug from the wall receptacle. a The moveable upper knife should be changed when it becomes dull. b The moveable upper knife can be replaced according to the directions provided, however if there are any difficulties experienced, consult your Singer representative to make the replacement. 0.5~1mm c Be sure that the power line plug is disconnected from the electric source. Open the looper cover and set the moveable upper knife (a) in the working position. Loosen the moveable upper knife set screw (b) and remove the moveable upper knife (a). d Turn the hand wheel to lower the moveable upper knife holder to its lowest position. In this position, put a new moveable upper knife in the groove of the moveable upper knife holder, making sure that the edge of the moveable upper knife is approximately 0.5 to 1.0 mm below the surface of the fixed cutting blade (d). Tighten moveable upper knife set screw (b). 65 b How to Exchange Light Bulb Danger: Always unplug before re-lamping. Light cover screw Light bulb is available at your Singer shop. Take old bulb to the Singer shop and ask for the same bulb. If voltage indicated on the electrical rating plate of your machine is 120V, ask for light bulb conforming to following specification. - Bayonet type: 110~120V, 15W Glass shape: T-20 Lamp cap: E12 Overall length: 48mm Remove light cover screw and while pushing the cover lightly to the rear, swing cover to the left and remove from machine as shown in the illustration. Turn bulb to the left to remove. To replace the bulb, push bulb into the socket and turn to the right. Caution: Be sure the light bulb has cooled off before changing with a new one. Warning: Replace the light cover first before connecting the power line plug. Replace Remove Replace Remove If voltage indicated on the electrical rating plate of your machine is 220-240V, ask for light bulb conforming to following specification. -Edison type (screw type): 220 ~240V, 15W Glass shape: T-22 Lamp cap: E14 Overall length: 56mm Remove light cover screw and while pushing the cover lightly to the rear, swing cover to the left and remove from machine as shown in the illustration. Turn bulb to the left to remove. To replace the bulb, screw bulb into the socket and turn to the right. 66 27. OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES The following optional presser feet specially prepared for this machine are available at extra-charge. Note: Do not use presser foot made for other machines. Use of such presser foot may result in interference with the needle and knife and can be hazardous. A The snap-on type presser foot of this machine permits easy removal and replacement. C Caution: Be sure to disconnect the power line plug or turn off the power switch when changing the presser foot. Snap-On Type Presser Foot Removal Raise presser foot by lowering presser bar lifter and raise needle bar to ist highest position. Press red colored lever (A) located on back of clamp under the presser foot shank, raise presser bar lifter to its High Lift position by pressing down on the presser bar lifter and while holding the presser bar lifter in this position, remove the presser foot plate. Replacement Place presser foot on needle plate under presser foot shank so that hinge pin (C) will fit in slot (B) of the shank. Then lower presser foot by raising presser bar lifter. If presser foot can not be placed under presser foot shank easily, raise presser bar by pressing down on the presser bar lifter to its High Lift position and while holding it in this position, place presser foot plate under presser foot shank. Then lower presser by raising presser bar lifter. B Raise presser bar lifter and make sure the presser foot is properly attached to the presser foot shank. 67 Optional Presser Feet 1) Elastic Foot This foot is used for attaching elastic tape to the garment and the amount of contraction of the elastic tape can be adjusted as required. 2) Blind Hem Foot This foot is for sewing cuffs on knit fabrics, skirt and trouser seams where seam should not be visible. 3) Shirring Foot This foot is most suited for gathering when sewing tiered skirts, yokes, cuffs and frills on skirts, etc. This foot is also suited for sewing two fabrics together and gathering the bottom fabric in one operation. 4) Pearl/Sequin Foot This foot is used for sewing on beads, etc. 5) Piping/ Cording Foot This sewing foot is suited for sewing welting between two plies of fabric. 6) Taping Foot This sewing foot is suited for sewing on tapes, etc. 68 28. TROUBLESHOOTING CHART Problem Solution Page Fabric does not feed well - Lengthen stitch length. - Increase presser foot pressure for heavy weight fabric. - Decrease presser foot pressure for lightweight fabric. 31 32 32 Needle breaks - Insert needle correctly. - Do not pull fabric while sewing. - Tighten needle set screw. - Use a larger needle on heavy fabrics. 15 38 15 15 Thread breaks - Check threading. - Check for tangled or caught thread. - Insert needle correctly. - Insert new needle, current needle may be bent or have a blunt Point. - Use only high quality thread. - Loosen thread tension. Stitch skip 16~29 30 15 9 70 34~49 - Insert new needles, current needles may be bent or have a blunt point. Use only Singer Branded Style 2022 Needles - Tighten needle set screw. - Insert needles correctly. - Change type or size of needles. - Check threading. - Increase presser foot pressure. - Use a high quality thread. 9 15 15 15 16~29 32 70 Irregular stitches - Fine tune thread tension. - Check for tangled or caught thread. - Check threading. 39~49 30 16~29 Fabric puckers - Loosen thread tension. - Check for tangled or caught thread. - Use high quality lightweight thread. - Shorten stitch length. - Decrease presser foot pressure for lightweight fabrics. 39~52 30 70 31 32 Irregular trimming - Check alignment of knives. - Replace one or both knives. 65 65 Fabric jams - Close looper cover before sewing. - Check for tangled or caught thread. - Compress thick layers of fabric with conventional machine before sewing with overlock. - Connect machine to power source. 12 30 Machine does not operate 69 12 29. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLOTH, THREAD AND NEEDLE Type of Fabric Type of Thread Needle Singer Cat. #2022 WOVEN Lightweight Lawn, Organdy, Voile, Crepe, etc. Cotton: #100 Silk/ Rayon: #100 Spun: #80 ~ #90 Polyester: #80 ~ #100 #11/80 Medium Weight Muslin, Seersucker, Satin, Gabardine, Broadcloth, etc Cotton: #60 ~ #80 Silk/ Rayon: #50 Spun: #60 ~ #80 Polyester: #60 ~ #80 #14/90, #11/80 Heavy Weight Oxford, Denim, Tweed, Serge,Corduroy Cotton: #40 ~ #60 Silk/ Rayon: #40 ~ #60 Spun:#60 ~ #80 Polyester: #50 ~ #80 #14/90 KNIT Tricot Jersey Wool (woven, knit) Spun: #80 ~ #90 Polyester: #60 ~ #80 Spun: #60 ~ #80 Polyester: #60 ~ #80 Cotton: #60 ~ #80 Spun: #60 ~ #80 Polyester: #50 ~ #60 Woolly nylon Woolly Polyester 70 #11/80 #14/90, #11/80 #14/90, #11/80 30. SPECIFICATION Item Specification Sewing speed 1,300 spm maximum Stitch length (feed amount) 1~4 mm (standard: rolled hemming 1-2, ordinary overedge N=2.5) Differential feed ratio 1:0.6 ~ 1:2 (with differential feed machine) Overedge stitch width Rolled hemming 1.5 mm, ordinary overedge 3.0 ~ 9.8 mm (Standard 4 mm) Cover stitch needle gauge Two needles: 2.8 mm (narrow), 5.6 mm (wide) Triple needles: 5.6 mm Needle bar stroke 27 mm Pressure foot rise 4.5 mm Needle Singer #2022 (EL x 705) #14, #11 Number of threads 2~5 Machine dimensions (mm) Width Depth Height 360 290 300 Weight (kg) 9.0 kgs 71 Please note that on disposal, this product must be safely recycled in accordance with relevant National legislation relating to electrical /electronic products. If in doubt please contact your retailer for guidance. G5P21 SINGER® PROFESSIONAL 5™ Overlock Workbook Congratulations on the purchase of your new SINGER® PROFESSIONAL 5™ Overlock Machine! The SINGER PROFESSIONAL 5 (14T968DC) Overlock Machine is a time saving innovation that provides professional seams, seam finishes, and creative stitch capabilities. Sew one-of-kind projects with the special effects of decorative stitching, such as Flatlocking, Chainstitching and Rolled Hemming. The overlock works side by side with your conventional sewing machine and adds new creative possiblities to your sewing projects. This workbook has been created as a tool for learning the various stitch types, which you can then apply to your projects. The workbook is divided into individual chapters, and each chapter focuses on a particular stitch type. Each chapter has comprehensive machine set-up and threading directions, photos and definitions on how and where the stitch can be used, and suggestions for successful stitch formation. It is a good starting point to fully understanding your SINGER PROFESSIONAL 5 Overlock Machine. We are certain that your creativity will be inspired and that you will have many hours of sewing enjoyment with this easy-to-use, feature-packed machine! Enjoy! The Singer Sewing Company SINGER® and PROFESSIONAL 5™ are exclusive trademarks of The Singer Company Ltd. or its affiliates. ©2008 The Singer Company Limited or its affiliates. Table of Contents Chapter 1 Double Chain Stitch Chapter 2 Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow and wide) Chapter 3 Two-Thread Overedge (narrow and wide) Chapter 4 Three-Thread Overlock (narrow, wide, and wide with decorative threads) Chapter 5 Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow and wide) Chapter 6 Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch Chapter 7 Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch Chapter 8 Four-Thread Safety Stitch Chapter 9 Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide Chapter 10 Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow Chapter 11 Cover Hem (Cover Stitch) Narrow Chapter 12 Cover Hem (Cover Stitch) Wide Chapter 13 Triple Cover Hem Stitch Chapter 14 Three-Thread Rolled Hem Chapter 15 Additional Presser Feet Chapter 1: Double Chain Stitch Double Chain Stitch This stitch is suitable for straight seams. It also can be used for a decorative chainstitch topstitching effect. The Middle Cover needle and the Chainstitch Looper are used. Decorative thread can be placed in the Chainstitch Looper, the needle, or in both to create various effects. Double Chain Stitch page 1 Needle: Set at:: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “D” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Blue) Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Right Needle “B” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Upper Looper Looper Disengaged and Not Threaded Spreader Not Engaged Lower Looper Unthreaded Chainstitch Looper (Brown) Threaded Upper Knife Not Used Seam Guide Plate Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “R” Double Chain Stitch page 2 Double Chain Stitch Turn Auto Tension Dial to “D”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Disengage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder counter clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Engaged Upper Knife Disengaged Double Chain Stitch page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Place Stitch Finger to “R”. Double Chain Stitch page 4 Install the Seam Guide Plate. The Seam Guide Plate provides a flat surface for the fabric and seam guides. It can only be used when the knife and the lower looper are disengaged. The Seam Guide Plate is used when sewing the Chainstitch, Cover Stitch and the Triple Cover Stitch. 1. Open looper cover. 2. Remove Knife Cover by pulling it slightly towards you. 3. Slide the Seam Guide Plate into place. Disengage Upper Looper. By disengaging the Upper Looper, the looper no longer moves when sewing. It is nonoperative. If the looper was still engaged, it would hit the Seam Guide Plate. 1. Turn handwheel until the Upper Looper is in the highest position. 2. Push the clutch button to the left and up to disengage. Upper Looper Engaged Upper Looper Disengaged Double Chain Stitch page 5 Thread Chainstitch Looper with a decorative thread 1. Raise the Presser foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . 2. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button, as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. Double Chain Stitch page 6 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½”) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6. Place the thread through threading guide 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with your left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader lever Double Chain Stitch page 7 . Thread Middle Cover Stitch Needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Cover Stitch Middle/Chain Stitch needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. Double Chain Stitch page 8 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for the Cover Stitch or Chainstitch. 6 7 4 8 5 7. Thread the eye of the Middle Cover Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Double Chain Stitch page 9 Fuse a layer of fabric to a lightweight batting. Fuse a fabric backing to the other side of the batting, to create a quilted piece of fabric. Using a rinse-away fabric marking pen draw a design lines on the wrong side of the fabric. ntle soft ge Make radual g st. turns; ork be w s e v cur g makin . id o v A s corner sharp Lift the Presser Foot to the heightest position. Position the fabric right side down. Align the needle with one of the lines drawn. Lower the Presser Foot and sew. The decorative thread will be on the under side. Double Chain Stitch page 10 When sewing the Double Chainstitch, it is necessary to have fabric under the needle. Avoid sewing off the fabric. Continue sewing, following the drawn marking. To remove fabric, gently turn handwheel to loosen threads. Turn fabric over to see the decorative stitching. Double Chain Stitch page 11 Chapter 2: Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow and wide) Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) The Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock provides an elegant fine finish to lightweight fabrics. When using clear threads in conjunction with the Two-Thread stitch, the fabric appears to have an invisible edge. This gives a couture effect and looks beautiful on finer fabrics. The Two-Thread Stitch requires the lower looper thread and one overlock needle thread. The lower looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. There are 2 different ways to set up for a Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock stitch. For a more narrow stitch (4.0) select the right overedge needle; for a wider stitch(6.0) the left overedge needle is used. Right Overedge Needle Thread Lower Looper Thread Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “D” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Right Needle (Blue) “B” Upper Looper Threaded Looper Engaged and Not Threaded Spreader Engaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Knife Not Threaded Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed Use Knife Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “D”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder toward clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded, it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 5 Engage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged, but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread needs to wrap around the fabric’s edge. 1. Raise the white handle on the Spreader to insert the tip into the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Disengaged Spreader Engaged Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the Tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 6 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , ,and . Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 7 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever Thread Right Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension discs. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 8 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 6 4. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 5. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 6. Thread the eye of the Right Overedge Needle . Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 9 Align two pieces of lightweight fabric, right sides together so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Press seam to one side. Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) page 10 Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (wide) The Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (wide) has the same set up as the TwoThread Wrapped Edge Overlock (narrow) Stitch. The only exception is the Right Overedge Needle is now unthreaded and removed and the Left Overedge Needle is threaded. By using the left needle the stitch becomes wider. Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “D” Left Cover Stitch Needle (Orange) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle (Blue) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle (Green) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle (Blue) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Not Threaded Spreader Engaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Right Overedge Needle Thread Not Threaded Engaged Not Installed Use Knife Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Left Overedge Needle Thread Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (wide) page 1 Thread Left Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as indicated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (wide) page 2 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Overedge needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (wide) page 3 Align one piece of medium weight fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. . Two-Thread Wrapped Edge Overlock (wide) page 4 Chapter 3: Two-Thread Overedge (narrow and wide) Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) This stitch is used as a lightweight seam finish or a lightweight seam. When creating a seam finish, less thread is used and the thread does not imprint on the right side of the fabric when pressed. The stitch can also used for seaming. The stitch creates less bulky seams, which is ideal for sheer or lace fabrics. The Two-Thread Overlock stitch requires the lower looper thread and one overlock needle thread. There are 2 different ways to set up for a Two-Thread Overlock stitch. For a more narrow stitch (4.0) select the right overedge needle and for a wider stitch (6.0) the left overedge needle is used. Lower Looper Thread Right Overedge Needle Thread Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “E” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Threaded Upper Looper Looper Engaged and Not Threaded Spreader Engaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Knife Not Threaded Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed Use Knife Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “E”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded, it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 5 Engage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged but not threaded, then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader, the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Raise the white handle on the spreader to insert the tip into the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Disengaged Spreader Engaged Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 6 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½”) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , ,and . Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 7 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader Lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever Thread Right Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as indicated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 8 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 6 4. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 5. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 6. Thread the eye of the Overedge Right Needle Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 9 . Join two pieces of medium weight fabric, right sides together with a conventional sewing machine straight stitch. Finsh the edges of both fabric pieces by aligning the fabric edge so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Press seam allowance to one side. Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 10 Two-Thread Overedge (wide) The Two-Thread Overedge (wide) is a good choice when sewing linens and wools. The Two-Thread Overedge (wide) has the same set up as the Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) Stitch. The only exception is the Right Overedge Needle is now unthreaded and removed and the Left Overedge Needle is threaded. By using the left needle the stitch becomes wider. Right Overedge Needle Thread Left Overedge Needle Thread Two-Thread Overedge (wide) page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “E” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” (Orange) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Blue) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” (Green) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Unthreaded and Remove Needle Upper Looper (Green) Engage Looper and Not Threaded Spreader Engaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Knife Not Threaded Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Two-Thread Overedge (wide) page 2 Thread Left Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Two-Thread Overedge (wide) page 3 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Overedge Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Two-Thread Overedge (wide) page 4 Align one piece of medium weight fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Align a second piece of medium wieght fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Place the two fabrics, right sides together. Using a conventional sewing machine, sew a straight stitch with a ⅝ inch seam. Press the seam open. Two-Thread Overedge (wide) page 5 Chapter 4: Three-Thread Overlock (narrow, wide, and wide with decorative threads) Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) The Three-Thread Overlock Stitch is the most commonly used stitch because of its versatility. It provides a wonderful professional seam finish to woven fabrics. It is beneficial in preventing loosely woven fabrics from unraveling. In addition, the Three-Thread Overlock Stitch offers unlimited decorative capabilities. It is recommended for finishing seams but not reinforcing the seam. Use the conventional sewing machine’s straight stitch to reinforce the seam. The stitch uses one overedge needles and both the upper looper and lower looper. There are 2 different ways to set up for a Three-Thread Overlock stitch. For a more narrow stitch (4.0) select the Right Overedge needle; for a wider stitch (6.0) the Left Overedge needle is used. Right Overedge Needle Thread Upper Looper Thread Lower Looper Thread Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 1 Needle: Set-up: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “A” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Upper Looper (Green) Threaded Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Not Used Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Unthreaded Engaged Not Installed, use Knife Cover Plate Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 2 The Three-Thread Overlock makes a great edge finish to a garment’s facing. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 3 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “A”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 4 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 5 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 6 Disengage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged but not threaded, then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader, the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Lower the white handle on the Spreader to open the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Engaged Spreader Disengaged Thread Upper Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide. Two-Thread Overedge (narrow) page 7 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½”) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 8 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as indicated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 9 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½”) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , and . Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 10 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader Lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 11 Thread Right Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as indicated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 12 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 8. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 9. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 10. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 13 Align one piece of medium weight fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Align a second piece of medium weight fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Place the two fabrics, right sides together. Using a conventional sewing machine, sew a straight stitch with a ⅝ inch seam. Press the seam open. Three-Thread Overlock (narrow) page 14 Three-Thread Overlock (wide) The Three-Thread Overedge (wide) has the same set up as the Three-Thread Overedge (narrow) Stitch. The only exceptions are the Right Overedge Needle is now unthreaded and removed and the Left Overedge Needle is threaded. By using the left needle the stitch becomes wider. The other exception is the Auto Tension Dial is turned to “B”. Right Overedge Needle Thread Left Overedge Needle Thread Three-Thread Overlock (wide) page 1 Needle: Set-up: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “B” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Disengaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Unthreaded Upper Knife Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed, use Knife Plate Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Three-Thread Overlock (wide) page 2 Thread Left Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide. 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Overlock (wide) page 3 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the left needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Three-Thread Overlock (wide) page 4 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “B”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2”. Align one piece of medium weight fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Three-Thread Overlock (wide) page 5 Three-Thread Overedge (wide with decorative thread) Using decorative threads can duplicate the look of fine braids and bindings often found only in ready-to-wear. It is easy to embellish sewing projects with decorative thread. Threads such as texturized nylon thread, crochet thread, pearl cotton, yarn and more easily slide through the eye of the looper. Select soft, flexible threads for best results. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 1 Needle: Set-up: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “B” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Disengaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Unthreaded Upper Knife Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed, use Knife Plate Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 2 Thread Upper Looper with decorative thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide. 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 3 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 4 Thread Lower Looper with decorative overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 5 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , ,and . 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout 11. Thread eye of looper. Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 6 Thread Overedge Left needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 7 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Overedge Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Three-Thread Overlock (wide-decorative) page 8 Align double-sided quilted fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Three-Thread Overlock (wide decorative) page 9 Chapter 5: Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow and wide) Three-Thread Flatlock Narrow The Flatlock Stitch is used decoratively to achieve the look of applied trim on a garment, craft or home decorator projects. Special decorative threads are used for a textured and dramatic embellishment effect. The Flatlock Stitch can also be used to serge non-bulky seams. The Flatlock Stitch is sewn with one needle and the upper and lower loopers. Both sides of the Flatlocking Stitch are considered decorative. The decorative loop effect is achieved when the Flatlock seams are stitched with the fabrics wrong sides together. The ladder stitch is achieved when the Flatlock seams are stitch with the fabrics right sides together. There are 2 different ways to set up for a Three-Thread Flatlock stitch. For a more narrow stitch (4.0) select the right overedge needle; for a wider stitch (6.0) the left overedge needle is used. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 1 Needle: Set Up: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “F” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Upper Looper (Green) Threaded Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Disengaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Unthreaded Upper Knife Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed, use Knife Cover Plate Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 2 The Flatlock stitch, with fabric’s right sides together, form a ladder stitch. A ribbon can then be woven by hand in and out of the stitches. The ladder stitch is ideal for joining laces together, as seen in heirloom sewing. Another idea for the ladder stitch is to use decorative thread through the needle to form a bold embellishment to projects. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 3 Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 4 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “F”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2”. Engage Upper Knife.The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 5 Turn Presser Foot Pressure to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 6 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 7 Disengage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Lower the white handle on the Spreader to open the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Engaged Thread Upper Looper with regular overlock thread . 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Two-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 8 Spreader Disengaged 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 9 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser foot to release the Tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 10 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 11 Thread Right Overedge needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 12 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 8. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 9. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 10. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 13 Fold T-shirt interlock fabric wrong sides together lengthwise. Align the fabric so that the fabric’s fold is not being trimmed by the knife. Sew. Gently pull the fabric flat and press. Hint: If the fabric is not laying flat, align the fabric farther to the left of the knife. Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) page 14 Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) The Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) has the same set up as the Three-Thread Flatlock (narrow) Stitch. The only exception is the Right Overedge Needle is now unthreaded and removed and the Left Overedge Needle is threaded. By using the left needle, the stitch becomes wider. Left Overedge Needle Thread Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) page 1 Right Overedge Needle Thread Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “F” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” Unthreaded and Remove Needle Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Disengage Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Unthreaded Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Engaged Not Installed, use Knife Cover Plate Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) page 2 Left Overedge Needle Thread Upper Looper Thread Right Overedge Needle Thread Lower Looper Thread Decorative Ladder Effect (wide) Fabric Right Sides Together Decorative Loop Effect (wide) Fabric Wrong Sides Together Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) page 3 Thread Left Overlock needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) page 4 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the left needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) page 5 Fold sweatshirt fabric wrong sides together, lengthwise. Align the fabric so that the fabric’s fold is not being trimmed by the knife. Sew. Gently pull the fabric flat and press. Hint: If the fabric is not laying flat, align the fabric farther to the left of the knife. Three-Thread Flatlock (wide) page 6 Chapter 6: Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch This stitch stretches with the fabric, the seam will not break when the fabric is stretched. It is ideal for super-stretch knits like those used on swimwear or athlete clothing. This stitch uses two needles and one looper. Left Overedge Needle Thread Right Overedge Needle Thread Lower Looper Thread Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “G” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Not Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Not Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Not Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Threaded Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Not Threaded Spreader Engaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Looper Clutch Upper Knife Not Threaded “L” Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed Use Knife Guide Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “2” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “G”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 5 Engage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged, but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Raise the white handle on the Spreader to insert the tip into the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Disengaged Spreader Engaged Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the Tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide. Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 6 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , , and . Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 7 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever Thread Right Overedge needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 8 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 6 4. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 5. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 9 Thread Left Overedge needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as indicated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 10 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Overedge Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 11 Align two pieces of fabric, right sides together so that that the knife just slightly trims the fabric’s edges. Sew. Three Thread Ultra Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 12 Chapter 7: Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch The Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch is stronger than the Three-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch. The additional thread provides added strength to the seam and is good choice for knits as well as wovens. This stitch works well when applying ribbing to a garment. Ribbing is often seen on cuffs, collars and waistbands of active wear. This stitch requires two needle threads and two looper threads. Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “A” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Not Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Not Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Not Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Threaded Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Disengaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Not Threaded Upper Looper Clutch “L” Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Engaged Not Installed Use Knife Guide Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 2 Sweatshirt sample Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 3 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “A”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 4 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 5 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded, it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 6 Disengage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Lower the white handle on the Spreader to open the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Engaged Spreader Disengaged Thread Upper Looper with regular overlock thread . 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 7 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 8 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the Tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 9 . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , ,and . Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 10 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Thread Right Overedge needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 11 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 6 4. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 5. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 6. Thread the eye of the Overedge Right Needle . Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 12 Thread Left Overlock needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread towards the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 13 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Overedge Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 14 Fold ribbing lengthwise. Place ribbing on top of fleece. Align the fabric so that the knife just slightly trims both the ribbing and fleece fabric edges. Sew, stretching the ribbing as needed. Four-Thread Ultra-Stretch Mock Safety Stitch page 15 Chapter 8: Four-Thread Safety Stitch Four-Thread Safety Stitch This stitch is an alternative to the Five-Thread Safety Stitch. It offers the same type of Two-Thread Chainstitch. However the Three-Thread Overlock is now replaced by a Two-Thread Overedge finish. The Four-Thread Safety Stitch is appropriately used when sewing a medium weight woven fabric. Because there is one less thread being used, the stitch is less bulky. However, it is still strong enough not to require straight stitch reinforcement from a conventional sewing machine. This stitch requires two needle threads and two looper threads. Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Orange) “I” Not Threaded Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Not Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” Not Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Threaded Upper Looper Looper Engaged and Not Threaded Spreader Engaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Threaded Upper Looper Clutch Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate “L” Engaged Not Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “I”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 3 Upper Knife Engaged Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper, causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 5 Engage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged, but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Raise the white handle on the Spreader to insert the tip into the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Disengaged Spreader Engaged Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 6 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , ,and . Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 7 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever Thread Chainstitch Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 8 2. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button, as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½”) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 9 6. Place the thread through threading guide 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with your left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader lever Thread Right Overedge with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 10 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 6 4. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 5. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 6. Thread the eye of the Right Overedge Needle Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 11 . Thread Middle Cover Stitch with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Cover Stitch Middle/Chain Stitch needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 12 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for the Cover Stitch or Chainstitch. 6 7 4 8 5 7. Thread the eye of the middle needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 13 Place two pieces of broadcloth right sides together. Align the fabric so that that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Four-Thread Safety Stitch page 14 Chapter 9: Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide This stitch is a combination of a Two-Thread Chainstitch and a Three-Thread Overlock Stitch. It is suitable for woven fabrics and provides a durable seam for heavy weight fabrics such as denim and terrycloth. Using this strong safety stitch eliminates the need to reinforce the seam with a conventional sewing machine straight stitch. The Presser Foot Pressure Adjusting Dial makes it simple to sew on all weights of fabrics. The Five-Thread Safety Stitch can have a width of 2.8mm or 5.6mm, depending on which overlock needle position is chosen. Set at: Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 1 Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow Needles: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “B” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Not Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Orange) Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Threaded Not Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” (Blue) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” Not Threaded Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Not Used Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Threaded Upper Looper Clutch “L” Upper Knife Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “B”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 3 Upper Knife Engaged Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded, it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 5 Disengage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged but not threaded, then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Lower the white handle on the Spreader to open the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Engaged Spreader Disengaged Thread Upper Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 6 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 7 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 8 4. While holding the thread, firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , and . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 9 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 10 Thread Chainstitch Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . 2.Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 11 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6. Place the thread through threading guides 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader Lever Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 12 . Thread Left Overlock needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 13 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the foward slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the left slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Overedge Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 14 Thread Middle Cover stitch needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Cover Stitch Middle/Chain Stitch needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 15 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for the Cover Stitch or Chainstitch. 7. Thread the eye of the middle needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye, under the Presser Foot and then towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 16 Place two pieces of home decorative fabric, right sides together. Align the fabric so that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 17 Chapter 10: Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow This stitch is a combination of a Two-Thread Chainstitch and a Three-Thread Overlock Stitch. It is suitable for woven fabrics and provides a durable seam for heavy weight fabrics such as denim and terrycloth. Using this strong and stable safety stitch eliminates the need to reinforce the seam with a conventional sewing machine straight stitch. The Pressure Adjusting Dial makes it simple to sew on all weights of fabrics. The Five-Thread Safety Stitch can have a width of 2.8mm or 5.6mm depending on which overlock needle position is chosen. Hint: Try a wider stitch width (6.5) for thicker fabrics such as Terrycloth. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 1 Needles: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” “A” Not Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Orange) Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Not Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” Not Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Threaded Upper Looper (Green) Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Disengaged Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Threaded Upper Looper Clutch Upper Knife “L” Engaged Seam Guide Plate Not Installed Use Knife Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “N” Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “A”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Upper Knife Engaged Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “N”. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 5 Disengage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged, but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is usually used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Lower the white handle on the Spreader to open the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Engaged Spreader Disengaged Thread Upper Looper with regular overlock thread . 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 6 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 7 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the Tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 8 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , and . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 9 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 10 Thread Chainstitch Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . 2.Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 11 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6. Place the thread through threading guide 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with your left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader lever Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 12 Thread Right Overedge needle with regualar overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 13 5. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 6. Thread the eye of the Right Overedge Needle . Thread Middle Cover stitch needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Cover Stitch Middle/Chain Stitch needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 14 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 15 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for the Cover Stitch or Chainstitch. 7. Thread the eye of the middle needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Narrow page 16 Place two pieces of terrycloth right sides together. Align the fabric so that that the knife just slightly trims the fabric edge. Sew. Five-Thread Safety Stitch Wide page 17 Chapter 11: Cover Hem (Cover Stitch) Narrow Cover Hem Narrow This professional Cover Hem is a necessary requirement for today’s sewing. The stitch is often seen in ready-to-wear garments. Two needles create parallel rows of topstitching and one looper sews an edge finish on the underneath side. Depending on which needle position is selected, the width can be 5.6mm wide or 2.8mm wide. Middle Cover Needle Thread Left Cover Needle Thread Cover Stitch Looper Thread Cover Hem Narrow page 1 Needles: Set-up: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “K” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” (Orange) Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Blue) Threaded Right Cover Stitch “E” Needle Not Threaded Overedge Left “A” Needle Not Threaded Overedge Right “B” Needle Not Threaded Upper Looper (Green) Spreader Lower Looper Looper Disengaged and Not Threaded Not Used Not Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Threaded Upper Looper Clutch “C” Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Non-working Position Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “R” Cover Hem Narrow page 2 Cover Hem Narrow Turn Auto Tension Dial to “K”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “2.5”. Disengage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder counter clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Engaged Upper Knife Disengaged Cover Hem Narrow page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “R”. Cover Hem Narrow page 4 Install the Seam Guide Plate. The Seam Guide Plate provides a flat surface for the fabric and seam guides. It can only be used when the knife and the lower looper are disengaged. The Seam Guide Plate is used when sewing the Chainstitch, Cover Stitch and the Triple Cover Stitch. 1. Open looper cover. 2. Remove Knife Cover by pulling it toward you. 3. Slide the Seam Guide Plate into place. Disengage Upper Looper. By disengaging the Upper Looper, the looper no longer moves when sewing. It is nonoperative. If the looper was still engaged it would hit the Seam Guide Plate. 1. Turn handwheel until the Upper Looper is in the highest position. 2. Push the clutch button to the left and up to disengage. Upper Looper Engaged Upper Looper Disengaged Cover Hem Narrow page 5 Thread Chainstitch Looper with a regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . 2. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Cover Hem Narrow page 6 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6. Place the thread through threading guides 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with your left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader Lever Cover Hem Narrow page 7 . Thread Middle Cover needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Cover Stitch Middle/Chain Stitch needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Cover Hem Narrow page 8 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for the Cover Stitch or Chainstitch. 6 7 4 8 5 7. Thread the eye of the middle needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Cover Hem Narrow page 9 Thread Left Cover Stitch needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Cover Hem Narrow page 10 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the forward slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the left slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Cover Stitch Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Cover Hem Narrow page 11 Press a 1” hem into a knit fabric. Lift the Presser Foot to the highest position. Position the fabric right side up and under the needles. Align the fabric so that that the fabric fold is 1” to the right of the needles. Use markings on cover for positioning and guiding fabric. Lower the Presser Foot. Turn the handwheel to assist in the stitch forming on the fabric. When sewing the Cover Hem Stitch it is necessary to have fabric under the needles while sewing. Sew, using the seam guides for a straight hem and to ensure the fabric’s raw edge is finished. As the machine sews it will finish the fabric’s raw edge and sew two rows of topstitching. Cover Hem Narrow page 12 Chapter 12: Cover Hem (Cover Stitch) Wide Cover Hem Wide This professional Cover Hem stitch is a necessary requirement for today’s sewing. The stitch is often seen in ready-to-wear garments. Two needles create parallel rows of top stitching and one looper sew an edge finish on the underneath side. Depending on which needle position is selected the width can be 5.6mm wide or 2.8 mm wide. Left Cover Needle Thread Right Cover Needle Thread Cover Stitch Looper Thread Cover Hem Wide page 1 Needle: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” (Orange) “H” Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Not Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” (Green) Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” (Orange) Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Threaded Upper Looper Spreader Lower Looper Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Looper Clutch Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Looper Disengaged and Not Threaded Not Used Not Threaded Threaded “C” Non-working Position Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “R” Cover Hem Wide part 1 Double Chain Stitch Turn Auto Tension Dial to “H”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Disengage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder counter clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Engaged Upper Knife Disengaged Cover Hem Narrow page 3 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “R”. Cover Hem Wide page 4 Install the Seam Guide Plate. The Seam Guide Plate provides a flat surface for the fabric and seam guides. It can only be used when the knife and the lower looper are disengaged. The Seam Guide Plate is used when sewing the Chainstitch, Cover Stitch and the Triple Cover Stitch. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Remove Knife Cover by pulling it toward you. 3. Slide the Seam Guide Plate into place. Disengage Upper Looper. By disengaging the Upper Looper the looper no longer moves when sewing, it is nonoperative. If the looper was still engaged it would hit the Seam Guide Plate. 1. Turn handwheel until the Upper Looper is in the highest position. 2. Push the clutch button to the left and up to disengage. Upper Looper Engaged Upper Looper Disengaged Cover Hem Wide page 5 Thread Chainstitch Looper with a regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . 2.Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Cover Hem Wide page 6 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6. Place the thread through threading guide 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with your left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader Lever Cover Hem Wide page 7 Thread Right Cover Stitch needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Cover Hem Wide page 8 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Right Cover Stitch Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Cover Hem Wide page 9 Thread Left Cover Stitch needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Cover Hem Wide page 10 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the front slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the left slots of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Cover Stitch Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Cover Hem Wide page 11 Press a 1” hem into a knit fabric. Lift the Presser Foot to the highest position. Position the fabric right side up and under the needles. Align the fabric so that that the fabric fold is 1” to the right of the needles. Lower the Presser Foot. Turn the handwheel to assist in the stitch forming on the fabric. When sewing the Cover Hem Stitch it is necessary to have fabric under the needles while sewing. Sew off onto a scrap fabric. Sew using the seam guides for a straight hem and to ensure the fabric’s raw edge is finished. As the machine sews it will finish the fabic’s raw edge and sew three rows of topstitching. Cover Hem Wide page 12 Chapter 13: Triple Cover Hem Stitch Triple Cover Hem This innovative stitch provides a very wide 5.6 mm professional and creative triple topstitch to sewing projects. Three needles create parallel rows of topstitching and one looper sews an edge finish on the underneath side. This is ideal for heavier fabrics traditionally used in home decorating. It also adds a unique accent for garment construction. In addition to sewing on woven fabrics, the Triple Cover Hem makes a beautiful topstitch and a strong hem on stretch fabrics. This stitch emulates hem finishing as seen on ready-to-wear garments. : Triple Cover Hem page 1 Needles: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “J” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” (Orange) Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” (Blue) Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” (Green) Threaded Upper Looper Spreader Lower Looper Looper Disengaged and Not Threaded Not Used Not Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Threaded Upper Looper Clutch “C” Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Non-working Position Installed Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “N” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “R” Triple Cover Hem page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “J”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “N”. Disengage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder counter clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Engaged Upper Knife Disengaged Triple Cover Hem page 4 Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “R”. Triple Cover Hem page 4 Install the Seam Guide Plate. The Seam Guide Plate provides a flat surface for the fabric and seam guides. It can only be used when the knife and the lower looper are disengaged. The Seam Guide Plate is used when sewing the Chainstitch, Cover Stitch and the Triple Cover Stitch. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Remove Knife Cover by pulling it toward you. 3. Slide the Seam Guide Plate into place. Disengage Upper Looper. By disengaging the Upper Looper the looper no longer moves when sewing. It is nonoperative. If the looper was still engaged it would hit the Seam Guide Plate. 1. Turn handwheel until the Upper Looper is in the highest position. 2. Push the clutch button to the left and up to disengage. Upper Looper Engaged Upper Looper Disengaged Triple Cover Hem page 5 Thread Chainstitch Looper with a regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Pass the thread from the back to the front through the thread guide . 2. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 3. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Triple Cover Hem page 6 4. Turn the hand wheel toward you until the Chainstitch Looper extends out 10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 5. Thread the looper area of the machine following the brown color-coded thread guides 4-11. Use the tweezers provided in the accessory case to aid in threading the looper. 6. Place the thread through threading guides 7. Continue threading guides , , and and . . 8. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper. Position the thread into the V cutout (B) on the threader. Firmly hold the thread tail with your left hand and pull threader lever (C) up into place (D). Gently pull 5-6” of thread to the back of the machine. “V” cutout Threader Lever Triple Cover Hem page 7 Thread Right Cover Stitch needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Triple Cover Hem page 8 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Right Cover Stitch Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Triple Cover Hem page 9 Thread Middle Cover needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Cover Stitch Middle/Chain Stitch needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread, firmly pull the thread between the tension disks. Triple Cover Hem page 10 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the middle slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the middle slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp for the Cover Stitch or Chainstitch. 6 7 4 8 5 7. Thread the eye of the middle needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Triple Cover Hem page 11 Thread Left Cover Stitch needle with regular thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the left needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Triple Cover Hem page 12 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the forward slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the left slot of the thread guides and . 6. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is in front of the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 7. Thread the eye of the Left Cover Stitch Needle . 8. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 9. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Triple Cover Hem page 13 Press a 3” hem into a woven home decorator fabric. Lift the Presser Foot to the highest position. Position the fabric right side up and under the needles. Align the fabric so that that the fabric fold is 1” to the right of the needles. Lower the Presser Foot. Turn the handwheel to assist in the stitch forming on the fabric. When sewing the Triple Hem Stitch it is necessary to have fabric under the needles while sewing. Sew using the seam guides for a straight hem and to ensure the fabric’s raw edge is finished. As the machine sews it will finish the fabic’s raw edge and sew three rows of topstitching. Triple Cover Hem page 14 Chapter 14: Three-Thread Rolled Hem Three-Thread Rolled Hem The Rolled Hem Stitch is used to finish edges of scarves, ruffles, table linens, and some garments. It is suitable for lightweight to medium weight fabrics, such as sheers, silkies and broadcloth. Beautiful pintucks can be achieved with the rolled hem. They can enhance a yoke, heirloom sewing, wearable art and even home decorating projects. Note: Rolled hemming can only be performed with the Right Overedge needle all other needles must be removed. Right Overedge Needle Thread Lower Looper Thread Upper Looper Thread Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 1 Needles: Set at: ATD: Auto Tension Dial “C” Left Cover Stitch Needle “C” Not Threaded Middle Cover Stitch Needle “D” Not Threaded Right Cover Stitch Needle “E” Not Threaded Overedge Left Needle “A” Not Threaded Overedge Right Needle “B” (Blue) Upper Looper (Green) Threaded Looper Engaged and Threaded Spreader Not Used Lower Looper (Red) Threaded Chain Stitch Looper (Brown) Upper Looper Clutch Upper Knife Seam Guide Plate Not Threaded “L” Engaged Not Installed Use Knife Cover Seam Width Dial “N” Stitch Length Dial “1” Presser Foot Pressure “N” Differential Feed Dial “N” Stitch Finger “R” Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 2 Turn Auto Tension Dial to “C”. Turn Stitch Length Dial to “1”. Engage Upper Knife. The knife will not trim the fabric when it is disengaged. 1. Open Looper Cover. 2. Pull the movable knife holder (silver screw) to the right as far as it will go. 3. Turn the holder clockwise until the knife clicks into a lock position. Upper Knife Disengaged Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 3 Upper Knife Engaged Turn Presser Foot Pressure Dial to “N”. Turn Differential Feed Dial to “N”. Turn Seam Width Dial to “N”. Set Stitch Finger to “R”. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 4 Install the Knife Cover. Engage Upper Looper. Engaging the Upper Looper causes the looper to move when sewing. Even though the Upper Looper is not threaded it needs to be engaged. 1. Push the clutch button to the left and down to engage. 2. Turn handwheel. Upper Looper Disengaged Upper Looper Engaged Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 5 Disengage Spreader. The Upper Looper has a hole for the thread on the top of the looper. If the stitch requires that the looper be engaged, but not threaded then the Spreader is used. The Spreader simply plugs-in (or closes) the looper’s hole. The Spreader is disengaged when the Upper Looper is engaged/operative and threaded. The Spreader is used with a stitch that requires only one looper thread. With the help of the Spreader the single looper thread wraps around the fabric’s edge. 1. Lower the white handle on the Spreader to open the eye of the Upper Looper. Eye of Looper Spreader Engaged Thread Upper Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 6 Spreader Disengaged 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the green color coded thread guides 4-9. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 7 7. Thread the hole in the Upper Looper from front to back . Pull about 4 inches of thread through the looper and place to the back of the throat plate. Thread Lower Looper with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the Lower Looper as illustrated 1-10. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 8 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. 5. Turn the handwheel toward you until the lower looper extends 5-10mm (approximately ½ inch) from the needle plate edge. 6. Thread the looper area of the machine following the red color coded thread guides 4-10. 7. Place the thread slighty from left and to the right of threading guide . 8. Place the thread slightly from the front and to the back of threading guide . 9. Place the thread through , and . Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 9 10. Thread the looper eye (A) from front to back. Pull about 4 inches of thread. Position thread into V cutout (B) on threader. Firmly hold thread tail with left hand and pull Threader lever (C) up into place (D). “V” cutout Threader Lever NOTE: Make sure the Upper Looper thread is behind the Lower Looper thread. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 10 Thread Right Overedge needle with regular overlock thread. 1. Raise the Presser Foot to release the tension disks. Thread the right needle as illustrated 1-9. 2. Pass thread from back to the front through the thread guide . 3. Thread the top cover thread guide by pulling the thread towards the left until it slips under the guide. Then pull the thread along the right side of the button as illustrated. 4. While holding the thread firmly, pull the thread between the tension disks. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 11 5. Continue to thread points 4-8. Slip the thread into the rear slot of the thread guide . Go over the take up lever . Continue by slipping the thread into the right slots of the thread guides and . 8. Before threading the eye of the needle, make sure the thread is behind the thread guide located on the bottom of the needle clamp. 9. Draw about 4 inches of the thread through the needle eye towards the back of the machine. 10. Place the thread to the back, under the Presser Foot. Lower foot and sew. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 12 Align a piece of lightweight fabric so that the fabric’s edge is being slightly trimmed by the knife. Sew. Three-Thread Rolled Hem Page 13 Chapter 15: Additional Presser Feet BLIND HEM FOOT The Blind Hem Foot is used for hemming skirts, pants and other sewing projects in one easy operation. It is recommended for use on stretch or textured fabrics. 1 2 Machine Preparation • Differential Feed: • Needles: • Upper Knife: • Stitch Length: • Foot: Set to “N” Use the right needle only Engaged Set to 3 or 4 Attach (snap-on) Blind Hem Foot Sewing Instructions • Fold fabric as illustrated, and insert it under the presser foot • Line up the edge of the fold with the guide plate (2) • Adjust the positioning of the fold of the fabric with the adjustment screw (1) • The fold of the fabric must always be in line with the left needle • Begin to sew, keeping the fold of the fabric along guide plate (2) Additional Presser Feet page 1 CORDING FOOT The Cording Foot is used for sewing piping (cording) between two layers of fabric in one easy operation. Machine Preparation • Differential Feed: • Needles: • Upper Knife: • Stitch Length: • Foot: Set to “N” You may use both the right and left needle, or left only Engaged Set to “N” Attach (snap-on) Cording Foot Sewing Instructions • Raise the presser foot • Set the needle(s) at the highest position • Layer the piping between the two layers of fabric so that the piped edge lays towards the inside of the fabric • Line up the edge of the fabric along the upper knife • The piping (cording) must line up with the groove in the presser foot (guide 1) • Lower the presser foot and begin to sew Note: Make sure the piping follows the groove of the Cording Foot as you sew. Additional Presser Feet page 2 ELASTIC FOOT The Elastic Foot is used for inserting elastic into a seam. It can be used for swimwear, lingerie and other sewing projects. Machine Preparation • Differential Feed: • Needles: • • Upper Knife: • Stitch Length: • Foot: Set to “N” Use both the right & left needle for wider elastic, right needle for narrow elastic Engaged Set to 3 or 4 Attach (snap-on) elastic foot Sewing Instructions • Set the needles at the highest position • Raise the presser foot • Loosen screw (2), which will allow the brake (1) to be raised • Insert the elastic tape (3) into the foot under the brake and run it through to the back of the foot • Tighten screw (2); the more you tighten, the more pressure will be added to the brake (1), causing the elastic to stretch even more • Lay the seam under the presser foot, lining up the fabric to sew a 5/8” seam • Lower the presser foot and begin to sew • When seam is complete, continue to sew over the elastic for approximately 1 to 2 inches. Cut elastic and remove from machine. Additional Presser Feet page 3 BEADING FOOT The Beading Foot is used for sewing on beads, sequins, pearls and thick cord. Machine Preparation • Differential Feed: Set to “N” • Needles: Use left needle for large beads, or right needle for smaller beads • Upper Knife: You may choose to work with or without the upper knife (If engaging the knife, be careful not to cut the beads as you sew) • Stitch Length: Set to 3 or 4 • Foot: Attach (snap-on) Beading Foot Sewing Instructions • Pull the beads along guides 1 and 2 through the back of the foot • Raise the presser foot and place fabric under the foot, with the edge of the fabric lined up with the edge of the Beading Foot • Lower presser foot and begin sewing, slowly at first to make sure the beads are well positioned Note: The needle should penetrate the fabric at 1.5mm away from the edge. Additional Presser Feet page 4 TAPING FOOT The Taping Foot is used for inserting a tape into seams that will stretch easily. Inserting the tape will stabilize the seam. 3 Machine Preparation • Differential Feed: • Needles: • Upper Knife: • Stitch Length: • Foot: Set to “N” Use both the right and left needle Engaged Set to “N” Attach (snap-on) Taping Foot Sewing Instructions • Set the needles at the highest position • Raise the presser foot • Insert the tape into the guide (1), and pull it through to the back of the foot • You may adjust the position of the tape in relationship to the needles by turning the adjusting screw (3) • Lay the seam under the presser foot, lining up the fabric to sew a 5/8” seam • Lower the presser foot and begin to sew Additional Presser Feet page 4 SHIRRING FOOT The Shirring Foot is used for shirring or gathering. Use it on home decorating accessories or clothing. This foot provides best results when used with lightweight and sheer fabrics. Machine Preparation • Differential Feed: • Needles: • Upper knife: • Stitch Length: • Foot: Set to the maximum (highest number ) for gathering You may use either the left or right, or both needles Engaged Set to 3 or 4 Attach (snap-on) Shirring Foot Sewing Instructions • Raise the presser foot • Set the needle(s) at the highest position • Place bottom layer of fabric under the presser foot (1). This is the fabric that will be gathered. • Place the top layer of fabric (2) into opening (3) located at the front of the Shirring Foot, making sure edges of both the top and bottom layer of fabrics line up • Lower the presser foot and begin to sew Additional Presser Feet page 6 14T968DC 14T968DC 14T968DC SINGER es una marca registrada de The Singer Company Limited o sus filiales. 2008 The Singer Company Limited o sus filiales. 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SELECCIÓN DE PUNTADAS Y TENSIÓN AUTOMÁTICA Esta máquina es capaz de producir varios tipos de puntadas, según la combinación seleccionada de tensión automática, posiciones de la aguja, métodos de enhebrado y el uso del garfio/convertidor. ATD : seleccionado el ajuste de tensión automática 39 ATD: D 41 ATD: D ATD: G 42 ATD: E 43 ATD: A ATD: B 44 ATD: F 45 ATD: G 46 ATD: A 5 ATD : seleccionado el ajuste de tensión automática 47 ATD: I 48 ATD: B 48 ATD: A 51 ATD: K 51 ATD: H 52 ATD: J 55 ATD: C 6 7 Hilo / tensión correctos: cuando se usa el ajuste de tensión automático (ATD), se programa la tensión correcta automáticamente. A T D S L D F L / C D N N C D 2 N L G 2 N L E 2 N L E 2 N L A N N L B N N L F 2 N L F 2 N L 44 6 G 2 N L 45 7 A N N L 46 8 I N N L 47 9 B N N L 48 10 A N N L 11 K N N C 12 H N N C 13 J N N C 14 C 1 N L 1 Posición de la aguja 39 4.0mm 41 2 6.0mm 41 4.0mm 3 42 6.0mm 42 4.0mm 43 4 6.0mm 43 4.0mm 5 44 6.0mm 48 2.8mm 51 5.6mm 51 5.6mm 52 4.0mm 55 ATD: selección del ajuste de tensión automático SL: longitud de puntada DF: diferencial de alimentación L / C: posición embrague del garfio superior *Con las opciones 2, 3, 6, 8 seleccionadas, usar la lanzadera. *Con las opciones 1, 11, 12, 13 seleccionadas, girar la cuchilla superior hacia abajo, mover el botón de ajuste de la anchura de costura a la posición R y cambiar la cubierta de la cuchilla a la placa guía de costura. *El ajuste automático de la tensión está basado en un tejido de peso medio y un hilo estándar # 60 de poliéster. Puede ser adecuado para la mayoría de las necesidades de costura. Si se usa un gramaje diferente de hilo o tejido, y los resultados no son lo que ud. esperaba, proceda a ajustar la tensión con pequeños incrementos cada vez. 8 13. Cubierta de la cuchilla 1 1 5 5 1 1 1 1 1 5 (en la máquina) 1 en el cartón 1 en el cartón 1 2 1 4 3 7 6 10 5 8 9 11 12 13 9 1 18. Selector de la tensión automática 19. Placa guía de la costura 3 2 4 5 7 6 16 18 15 8 14 19 12 9 13 10 11 10 20. 21. 22. 23. 23 20 21 22 11 1 2 7 3 2 1 8 5 6 4 9 OFF ON 12 1 2 3 13 14 A B C D E C D E D B A B A B E C 15 D 16 1 2 3 4 9 5 8 7 6 C L 1 2 2 3 3 17 4 8 9 9 5 8 6 7 1 2 3 4 5 10 9 8 7 6 1 2 2 18 3 3 4 10 5 9 8 7 6 4 8 7 5 10 9 A D B C 19 6 1 2 3 4 10 5 11 6 9 7 8 1 2 2 3 3 20 4 5 9 6 7 8 10 11 A D B C 1 2 3 6 7 8 5 9 21 4 1 2 2 3 3 7 6 4 8 5 9 22 1 2 3 6 7 8 5 4 9 1 2 2 23 3 3 7 6 4 8 5 9 9 24 1 2 3 6 7 8 5 4 9 1 2 2 3 3 25 7 6 4 8 5 9 9 1 2 3 6 7 8 9 26 5 4 1 2 2 3 3 7 6 4 8 5 9 27 9 1 2 3 6 7 8 5 4 9 1 2 2 28 3 3 7 6 4 8 5 9 9 29 30 4 3 N 2 31 6.0 mm 4.0 mm 8.8 mm (15/64") (10/64") (11/32") 5 mm 3 mm 7.8 mm (13/64") (1/8") (5/16") 7 mm 5 mm 9.8 mm (17/64") (3/16") (3/8") 5 4 N 2 1 32 2.0 1.5 N 0.8 0.6 2.0 1.5 N 0.8 0.6 33 2.0 1.5 N 0.8 0.6 34 1 2 1 2 35 36 N R N R 37 38 22. AJUSTES Y COSTURA ATD:D La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. D como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja en el punto de cadeneta es demasiado baja: -Mover la palanca (azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. -O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio del punto de cadeneta a una posición más baja. 39 R 2~4 C 40 La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: N 2~4 Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. D o G como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:D ATD:G Si la tensión del hilo del garfio inferior es demasiado alta o la del hilo de la aguja es demasiado baja: -Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más baja. -O bien mover la palanca (naranja o azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. Si la tensión del hilo del garfio inferior es demasiado baja: -Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio inferior a una posición más alta. 41 ATD:E La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. E como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si el hilo del garfio inferior está en la parte de abajo del tejido: - Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo garfio inferior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (naranja o azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más baja. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja es demasiado baja: - Mover la palanca (naranja o azul) del ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más baja. 42 N 2~4 La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: N 2~4 Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. A o B como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:A ATD:B Si el hilo del garfio superior está en la parte de abajo del tejido; - Mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio superior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo del garfio inferior aparece en la parte de arriba del tejido: - Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio superior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo de la aguja está demasiado flojo, mover la palanca (naranja o azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. 43 ATD:F La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. F como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si el hilo del garfio inferior está demasiado flojo: - Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio superior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo del garfio superior está demasiado flojo: - mover la palanca (naranja o azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más baja. - O bien mover la palanca (naranja o azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más baja. Si el hilo de la aguja está demasiado flojo: - Mover la palanca (naranja o azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio superior a una posición más baja. 44 N 2~4 ATD:G Tension is automatically set when seiecting the desired stitch type with the Auto Tension Dial (ATD). Tension may be fine tuned with the Fine Tuning Levers according to the following variables: N 2~4 Set auto tension dial to G as shown on illustration and test sew on a sample of your fabric. When the lower looper thread tension is too loose; -Move the lower looper thread tension fine tuning lever (red) toward a higher position. When the left needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the left needle thread tension fine tuning lever (orange) toward a higher position. When the right needle thread tension is too loose; -Move the needle thread tension fine tuning lever (blue) toward a higher position. 45 ATD:A La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. A como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si el hilo del garfio superior está en la parte de abajo del tejido: - Mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio superior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio inferior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo del garfio inferior está en la parte de arriba del tejido; - Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio inferior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio superior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo de la aguja izquierda está demasiado flojo: - Mover la palanca (naranja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. Si el hilo de la aguja derecha está demasiado flojo: - Mover la palanca (azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja derecha a una posición más alta. 46 N 2~4 ATD:I La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. I como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si el hilo del garfio inferior aparece en la parte de arriba del tejido: - Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio superior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo de la aguja derecha está demasiado flojo: mover la palanca (azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja derecha a una posición más alta. Si el hilo de la aguja del punto de cadeneta está demasiado flojo: -Mover la palanca (naranja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja de punto de cadeneta a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio del punto de cadeneta a una posición más baja. 47 N 2~4 ATD:B La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. B como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si el hilo del garfio superior aparece en la parte de abajo del tejido; - Mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio superior a una posición más alta. -O bien la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo del garfio inferior aparece en la parte de arriba del tejido: - Mover la palanca (roja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio inferior a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del garfio superior a una posición más baja. Si el hilo de la aguja izquierda está demasiado flojo: - Mover la palanca (azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja a una posición más alta. Si la tensión del hilo de aguja del punto de cadeneta es demasiado baja: - Mover la palanca (naranja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja de punto de cadeneta a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio del punto de cadeneta a una posición más baja. 48 N 2~4 C B D A E 2 3 1 25mm ( 1" ) 49 4 5 2 6 50 La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: R N~4 C ATD:K Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. K o H como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:H Si el hilo del garfio de la puntada cover está demasiado flojo: -Mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja izquierda de la puntada cover es demasiado baja: - Mover la palanca (naranja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja izquierda de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. -O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja derecha de la puntada cover es demasiado baja; - Mover la palanca ( azul o naranja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja derecha de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. Si la superficie superior del tejido se abulta entre los hilos de las agujas y las costuras de la parte inferior del tejido se tensan mucho: - Mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. 51 ATD:J La tensión se ajusta automáticamente al seleccionar el tipo de puntada deseado con el selector de tensión automático (ATD). Se puede hacer un ajuste fino de la tensión por medio de las palancas de ajuste fino según las siguientes variables: Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. J como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. Si el hilo del garfio de la puntada cover está demasiado flojo; - Mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja izquierda de la puntada cover es demasiado baja: - Mover la palanca (naranja) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja izquierda de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja central de la puntada cover es demasiado baja; - Mover la palanca (azul) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja central de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. Si la tensión del hilo de la aguja derecha de la puntada cover es demasiado baja: - Mover la palanca (verde) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo de la aguja derecha de la puntada cover a una posición más alta. - O bien mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. Si la superficie superior del tejido se abulta entre los hilos de las agujas y las costuras de la parte inferior del tejido se tensan mucho: - Mover la palanca (marrón) de ajuste fino de la tensión del hilo del garfio de la puntada cover a una posición más baja. 52 R N~4 C 53 N 2 1 54 R 1~2 L Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. A como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:A Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. C como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:C 55 R 1~2 Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. E como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:E Poner el selector de tensión automática en la pos. D como se muestra en la imagen y probar a coser con una muestra del tejido. ATD:D 56 57 58 1 2 A 59 4 1 2 60 A 2 cm 2 cm A 61 62 63 A B C 64 D a b 0.5~1mm c d b 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 No utilice los dispositivos eléctricos como residuo municipal, use el servicio de reciclaje. Contacte con su gobierno local para información sobre los sistemas de reciclaje disponibles. Si los dispositivos eléctricos se tiran en vertederos, es posible que sustancias peligrosas se filtren en el agua subterránea y lleguen a la cadena alimenticia dañando la salud y el bienestar. Cuando cambie viejos dispositivos por nuevos, el vendedor está obligado legalmente a quedarse su viejo dispositivo sin ningún cargo. G5P30