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XL brother cover Eng1KNOWING YOURSEWING MACHINE2STRAIGHT ANDZIGZAG STITCHING3ENGLISHXXX-XXXXXXXXX-XXXPrinted in ChinaBUILT-IN STITCHES4SEWING BUTTONHOLESAND BUTTONS5USING ATTACHMENTSAND APPLICATIONS6APPENDIXOperation Manual

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSWhen using this machine, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the following:Read all instructions before using.DANGER - To reduce the risk of electric shock:1. The machine should never be left unattended while plugged in. Always unplug the machinefrom the electrical outlet immediately after using and before cleaning.2. Always unplug the machine before you change the light bulb.Replace the bulb with same type rated 15 watts.WARNING - To reduce the risk of burns, fire, electric shock, or injury to persons:1. Do not allow this machine to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when the machine isused by or near children.2. Use this machine only for its intended use as described in this manual. Use only accessoriesrecommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual.3. Never operate this machine if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is not working properly, if it hasbeen dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the machine to the nearest authorizeddealer or service center for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment.4. Never operate the machine with any air openings blocked. Keep ventilation openings of themachine and foot control free from the accumulation of lint, dust, and loose cloth.5. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.6. Do not use outdoors.7. Do not operate where aerosol (spray) products are being used or where oxygen is beingadministered.8. To disconnect, turn the machine switch to the symbol “{” position which represents off, thenremove plug from outlet.9. Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.10. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle.11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can cause the needle to break.12. Do not use bent needles.13. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle, causing it to break.14. Switch the machine to the symbol “{” position to turn it off when making any adjustments in theneedle area, such as threading needle, changing needle, threading bobbin, or changing presserfoot, and the like.15. Always unplug the machine from the electrical outlet when removing covers, lubricating, orwhen making any other user servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual.16. This sewing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons withoutsupervision. (For Australia and New Zealand only)17. Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with this machine.SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONSThis machine is intended for household use.

FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLYIf this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS plug then please read the following.IMPORTANTIf the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cutoff and an appropriate three pin plug fitted. With alternative plugs an approved fuse must be fitted inthe plug.NOTE: The plug severed from the main leads must be destroyed as a plug with bared flexible cords ishazardous if engaged in a live socket outlet. In the event of replacing the plug fuse, use a fuseapproved by ASTA to BS 1362, i.e. carrying themark, rating as marked on plug.Always replace the fuse cover. Never use plugs with the fuse cover omitted.WARNING: DO NOT CONNECT EITHER WIRE TO THE EARTH TERMINAL WHICH IS MARKEDWITH THE LETTER ‘E’, BY THE EARTH SYMBOLOR COLOURED GREEN OR GREEN ANDYELLOW.The wires in this main lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:BlueNeutralBrownLiveAs the colours of the wiring in the main lead of this appliance may not correspond with the colouredmarkings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter‘N’ or coloured black or blue.The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter‘L’ or coloured red or brown.1

UNPACKING/REPACKING INSTRUCTIONSKeep the carton and packing materials. You may have to take or send the machine to be repaired. If you do notpack it properly, or do not use the right packing material, the machine could be damaged.Please follow the diagram below to unpack and repack the machine.IMPORTANT This packing material is designed to prevent damage. Save this packing material if you need totake or send this machine to be repaired.PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOU USE THE MACHINE.To use the machine safely1. Make sure you watch the needle carefully while you are sewing. Do not touch the handwheel,thread take-up lever, needle, or other moving parts.2. Turn off the main power and unplug the cord in the following circumstances: When you have stopped using the machine When you are replacing or removing the needle or any other part If there is a power failure while you are using the machine If you are checking or cleaning the machine Leaving the machine unattended3. Do not store anything on the foot controller.4. Plug the machine directly into the wall. Do not use extension cords.To give your machine a longer life1. Do not store this machine in direct sunlight or in high humidity conditions. Do not use or storethe machine near a heater, iron, halogen lamp or other hot objects.2. Use only mild soaps or detergents to clean the case. Benzene, thinner, and scouring powderscan damage the case and machine, and should never be used.3. Do not drop or hit the machine.4. Always consult this manual before you replace or fit presser feet, the needle, or any other parts tomake sure you fit them correctly.To repair or adjust the machineIf the machine breaks down or needs adjustment, first follow the troubleshooting table in theAppendix to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem is still there, consult your localauthorized dealer.For additional product information and updates, visit our web site at www.brother.com.The contents of this manual and specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.2

CONTENTS1. KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE .5THE MAIN PARTS . 5ACCESSORIES .6Optional Accessories . 6USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE .7Connecting Plugs . 7Main Power and Sewing Light Switch . 8Foot Controller . 8Checking the Needle . 8Replacing the Needle . 8Changing the Presser Foot . 9Flat Bed Attachment . 10Using a Free-arm Style . 10THE CONTROLS . 11Pattern Selection Dial . 11Patterns and Stitch Names . 12Stitch Length Dial . 14Stretch Stitching . 15Stitch Width Dial . 15Reverse Sewing Lever . 15THREADING THE MACHINE . 16Winding the Bobbin . 16Lower Threading . 18Lower Threading (for models equipped with a quick-set bobbin) . 19Upper Threading . 21Using the Needle Threader (for models equipped with a needle threader) . 22Drawing up the Lower Thread . 24Sewing with a Twin Needle . 24Thread Tension . 25FABRIC, THREAD, AND NEEDLE COMBINATIONS .262. STRAIGHT AND ZIGZAG STITCHING .27Please Read Before Sewing . 27Straight Stitching . 27Zigzag Stitching . 283. BUILT-IN STITCHES .29Blind Hem Stitching . 29Shell Tuck Stitching . 29Elastic Stitching . 30Double Action Stitching . 31Heirloom Stitching . 31Overedge Stitching . 31Feather Stitching . 32Triple Zigzag Stretch Stitching . 32Decorative Stitching . 334. SEWING BUTTONHOLES AND BUTTONS .34Making a Buttonhole (1-Step Automatic Buttonhole) . 34Adjusting Buttonholes . 35Sewing Buttons . 363

————————5. USING ATTACHMENTS AND APPLICATIONS .37Zipper Insertion . 37Gathering . 38Darning .