How do I adjust a stitch width or length?
This machine is preset with the default settings for the stitch width, stitch length and "L/R Shift" for each stitch. However, you can change any of the settings by pressing in the utility stitch screen.
After changing the settings, press to return to the utility stitch screen.
Press to return the setting to its default.
If the straight stitch or triple stretch stitch was selected, changing the stitch width changes the needle position. Increasing the width moves the needle to the right; reducing the width moves the needle to the left.
or means the setting cannot be changed.
- After adjusting the stitch width or the "L/R Shift", slowly turn the handwheel toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot. If the needle hits the presser foot, the needle may bend or break.
- If the stitches are bunched together, increase the stitch length. Continuing to sew with the stitches bunched together may result in the needle bending or breaking.
Setting the stitch width
The stitch width (zigzag width) can be adjusted to make the stitch wider or narrower.
Each press of makes the zigzag stitch narrower.
Each press of makes the zigzag stitch wider.
Setting the stitch length
The stitch length can be adjusted to make the stitch coarser (longer) or finer (shorter).
Each press of the stitch length finer (shorter).
Each press of makes the stitch length coarser (longer).
Setting the "L/R Shift"
The placement of the zigzag stitch can be adjusted to move the stitch to the right or left.
(1) Placement of the stitch pattern
Saving stitch settings
If you wish to save specific settings for a stitch so that they can be used later, press after changing the settings to save the new settings with the selected stitch.
Press to return the setting to its default. If is then pressed, the default settings are saved to the machine instead of the former settings.
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