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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

Outline of viewing and functions for keys on the utility stitch screen and the decorative stitch screen


Touch a key with your finger to select the stitch pattern, to select a machine function, or to select an operation indicated on the key. The screen below appears when you touch img01 on the operation panel.

(A) Utility stitch
(B) Character/Decorative stitch
(D) Pattern retrieve key (from the machine's memory)
(E) Pattern retrieve key (from a USB flash drive)
■Utility stitch screen   ■Utility stitch editing screen
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■Character/Decorative stitch screen  

■Character/Decorative stitch editing

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Some editing functions cannot be used with certain stitch patterns.
Only the functions for the displayed keys are available when a stitch pattern is selected.


No. Display Key Name Explanation
(1) Stitches Touch the key for the stitch you want to sew.
(2) img09 Stitch pattern display size Shows the approximate size of the stitch pattern selected.
  • 100% : Nearly the same size as the sewn stitch pattern
  • 50% : 1/2 the size of the sewn stitch pattern
  • 25% : 1/4 the size of the sewn stitch pattern
(3) Stitch preview Shows a preview of the selected stitch.
(4) img10 Presser foot

Shows presser foot to be used. Before sewing, install the presser foot indicated here.

img11 Zigzag foot "J" img12 Blind stitch foot "R"
img13 Monogramming foot "N" img14 Button fitting foot "M"
img15 Overcasting foot "G" img16 Side cutter "S"
img17 Buttonhole foot "A"  

* The symbols for certain presser feet, such as zipper foot "I" and the quilting foot, may not appear in the screen.

(5) img18 Needle position setting

Shows single or twin needle mode setting, and the needle stop position.

img19 : Single needle/down position img20 : Twin needle/down position
img21 : Single needle/up position img22 : Twin needle/up position
(6) img23 Stitch width Shows the stitch width of the currently selected stitch pattern.
(7) img24 Stitch length Shows the stitch length of the currently selected stitch pattern.
(8) img25 L/R Shift Shows the distance of left/right shift from the original position.
(9) img26 Manual adjustment key Touch this key to display the adjustment screen of the stitch width, stitch length and "L/R Shift".
(10) img27 Page display Shows additional pages that can be displayed.
(11) img28 Edit/stitch switching key Touch this key to toggle between the stitch editing screen and the stitch screen.
(12) img29 Image key Shows a preview of the sewn image. Touch img30 to change the thread color in the image to red, blue, or black.
(13) img31 Memory key Touch this key to save combined stitch patterns.
(14) img32 Automatic thread cutting
Touch this key to set the automatic thread cutting function.
(15) img33 Automatic reverse/
reinforcement key
Touch this key to use the automatic reverse/reinforcement stitch function.
(16) img34 Single/repeat sewing key Touch this key to choose single stitch pattern or continuous stitch patterns. Depending on the selected stitch, this key may be disabled. To finish a complete motif while sewing the stitch pattern continuously, you can touch this key while sewing. The machine will automatically stop when the motif is finished.
(17) img35 Back to beginning key When sewing is stopped, touch this key to return to the beginning of the stitch pattern.
(18) img36 Mirror image key After selecting the stitch pattern, use this key to create a horizontal mirror image of the stitch pattern.
(19) img37 Size selection key Use this key to select the size of the character stitch (large, small).
(20) Some of the following keys will appear, depending on the selected stitch pattern.
img38 Elongation key When satin stitch patterns img39 are selected, touch this key to choose from 5 automatic length settings, without changing the stitch zigzag width or stitch length settings.


img41 Thread density key After selecting the decorative satin stitch pattern img42 , use this key to change the thread density of the stitch pattern.

img43 : Low density    img44 : High density

If the stitches bunch when thread density is changed to img45 , return the thread density to img46 . If you continue sewing when the stitches are bunched, the needle may bend or break.
img47 Character spacing key Touch this key to change the spacing of character stitch patterns.
Spacing changes are valid not only while entering characters but also before and after the entering of characters.
(21) img48 Delete key Touch this key to delete the selected stitch pattern. When you make a mistake in combining stitch patterns, use this key to delete stitch patterns.


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