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Editors notes:This is a recreated version of an original scan from a “New Home 535” sewing machine.All artwork is original, however for clarity some of the overlaid lettering has been replaced with clearer versions. Nochanges were made to the actual letters and numbers referenced in the document.I attempted to keep the document as original as possible; however there have been a few minor spellingcorrections.For a history of New Home and Janome, please see Appendix B.As I find which parts are compatible with this machine I will update the document. Appendix A contains the list ofthe compatible items.If you have information on this machine that would be a good addition to this document, feel free to email me [email protected] BestwickAlso a very important note:I have created this manual out of a desire to ensure that old serviceable machines get the support that they need. Itwas provided to “Don Tai” for distribution for free. If you have paid for this version of the manual demand yourmoney back! This manual should, would, and will always be free of charge!

MANUAL OF INSTRUCTIONSEWING MACHINEMODEL 535(New Home/Imperial/Janome)Version 1.0

IMPORTANTThe wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:GREEN AND YELLOW – EARTH. BLUE - NEUTRAL.BROWN - LIVE.As the colours of the mains lead of the appliance may not correspond with the colouredmarkings identifying the terminals in your plug – CONNECT AS FOLLOWS:The wire coloured GREEN AND YELLOW must be connected to the terminal marked E,or by the earth symbol W, or coloured GREEN or GREEN AND YELLOW.The wire coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal marked L or coloured RED.The wired coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal marked N or coloured BLACK.If a 13A plug is used, fit a 3A Fuse. For any other plug, protect with a 5A Fuse or Fuse wire.WARNING- THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED- ISOLATED THE APPLIANCE FROM THE SUPPLY BEFORE CHANGINGTHE BULB

ContentsTO REGULATE LENGTH OF STITCH AND DIRECTION OF FEED . 18TO REMOVE BOBBIN CASE . 7STRAIGHT SEWING AND ZIGZAG SEWING . 19TO WIND BOBBIN . 7MANUAL ZIGZAG PATTERN SEWING. 20TO ADJUST BOBBIN WINDING DEVICE . 9TO REMOVE WORK . 20TO THREAD BOBBIN CASE . 10BUTTONHOLE SEWING. 21TO INSERT BOBBIN CASE INTO THE MACHINE . 11DARNING AND EMBROIDERY . 23TO INSERT NEEDLE. 11HEMMING . 24RIGHT NEEDLE AND THREAD FOR RIGHT CLOTH. 12SEWING IN A ZIPPER . 25TO THREAD NEEDLE . 13BUTTON SEWING . 26TO RAISE LOWER THREAD . 14BLIND STITCH HEM . 27TO START SEWING . 14TO CLEAN SHUTTLE RACE . 28TO REGULATE TENSION OF UPPER THREAD . 15CARE AND ADJUSTMENT OF THE MOTOR . 30TENSION OF LOWER THREAD . 16Appendix A – Compatible Parts List . 34TO USE BUILT-IN SEWLIGHT . 16Appendix B . 35TO ADJUST PRESSURE ON PRESSER FOOT . 17TO USE DROP FEED DEVICE . 17

NAMES OF PARTS

NAMES OF PARTS1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13.14.Spool pinZigzag width control knobTop coverTop cover thread guide and Tension bracketThread take-up leverPatchomatic darnerFace plateThread guidesPresser barNeedle bar thread guidePresser foot thumb screwPresser footShuttle cover slide plateFeed teeth15.16.17.18.19.20.21.22.23.24.25.26.Needle plateNeedleNeedle clampThread tension regulatorArmBed plateDrop feed knobReverse buttonStitch length regulator knobStitch indicator windowBobbin winder latchBobbin winder spindle

TO REMOVE BOBBIN CASETurn the balance wheel towards you until the needlebar and take-up lever are both to their highest point.Open the slide plate in the bed of the machine so thatthe bobbin case can be reached.Insert the thumb and forefinger to open the latch andwithdraw the bobbin case.While the latch is held open, the bobbin is retained inthe bobbin case and will not drop out.On releasing the latch and turning the bobbin casedownward, the bobbin will drop out.The bobbin case must never be removed when theneedle bar is in the lower position.Neither should a bent needle be used, as it is liableto damage the bobbin case or the shuttle.TO WIND BOBBIN1. While holding the balance wheel with your lefthand, turn the stop motion screw toward you withthe right hand.This allows the balance wheel to turn freely,disengaging the stitching mechanism.

2. Place a bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle, revolve the bobbin until the notch in the bobbin meetsthe spring on the spindle, and push the bobbin down. Then push the bobbin winding spindle so thatthe latch fits into the bobbin. (Fig. 1)3. Place a spool of thread on the spool pin.4. Pass the thread between the discs of the tension bracket. (Fig. 3)5. Pass the end of the thread through the hole in the bobbin from inside to outside. (Fig. 2)6. Holding the thread with your right hand, turn the balance wheel to wind the thread several times.Then cut the free end of the thread.7. Run the machine until the thread is wound 70 to ·80% in the bobbin and stop the machine.Then take out the bobbin from the spindle and cut the thread.8. Tighten the stop motion screw.

TO ADJUST BOBBIN WINDING DEVICEThe bobbin must be wound evenly. If not, irregular stitching will be the result. When the bobbinis wound excessively on the upper part of the bobbin (A), loosen the top cover thread guide set screwon the front of the top cover and lower the thread guide slightly. Tighten the screw to reset thethread guide.When it is wound excessively on the lower part of the bobbin (B), loosen the thread guide set screwand raise the thread guide slightly. Tighten the screw to reset the thread guide.

TO THREAD BOBBIN CASEHolding the bobbin case inyour left hand, turn the openside up and place the threadedbobbin into it (Fig. 1).Guide the thread into the slotin the edge of the bobbin case(Fig. 2).Pull it under the tension springand then into the delivery eye(Fig. 3).

TO INSERT BOBBIN CASE INTO THE MACHINERaise the needle bar and take-up lever both to their highest point.Open the slide plate.Hold the bobbin case by the latch and place it on the centre post withthe bobbin case finger in the notch at the top of the shuttle.Release the latch and press the bobbin case into the shuttle until thelatch catches on the centre post with a click.Permit the thread to hang down freely a few inches.TO INSERT NEEDLERaise the needle bar (A) to its highestpoint by turning the balance wheelwith your right hand.Loosen the needle clamp screw (8)at the end of the needle bar, andinsert the needle (C), with the flat sideto the right, into the slot of the needlebar.Insert the needle as high as it will go until it touches the pin whichis visible in the slot above the needle clamp and tighten the needleclamp screw firmly.

RIGHT NEEDLE AND THREAD FOR RIGHT CLOTHSize of NeedlesClothSize of ThreadsNo. 9Thin calico, silk, serge and muslin.No. 80-100 cotton thread or fine silkthread.No. 11Thin calico, cotton cloth, crepe deChine, hosiery and silk.No. 60-100 cotton thread or ordinarysilk thread.No. 14Ordinary cotton cloth, thick silk, thin No. 40-60 cotton thread or ordinarywoolen goods, towels and shirting.silk thread.No. 16Thick cotton cloth, serge and thinwoolen goods.No. 30-60 cotton thread or ordinarysilk thread.No. 18Ordinary woolen goods, trousers,over-coats, thick calico andchildren’s clothes.No. 30-60 cotton thread or ordinarysilk thread.NOTE: Use a good quality mercerized cotton thread, if available, to avoid shrinking when laundered.

TO THREAD NEEDLERaise the take-up lever (5) to the highest point by turning the balance wheel toward you.Place a spool of thread on the spool pin.Pass the thread through upper arm thread guide (1), downwards around tension discs (2) fromright to left, up over the tension thread guard (3) from behind, through the loop of the take-up spring (4),up and through the hole in the take-up lever (5), downthrough thread guides (6&7) and into the thread guide (8)at the lower end of the needle bar. Then pass through theeye of the needle from left to right.Draw about two inches of thread through the eye of theneedle.

TO RAISE LOWER THREADHold the upper thread loosely with your left hand,Turn the balance wheel towards you with your right handuntil the needle and the thread take-up lever move downand lip again, both to their highest point, then stop thebalance wheel and pull the upper thread slowly to bringup the lower thread through the needle hole,Place both ends of the threads back under the presser foot.TO START SEWINGPlace the cloth under the presser fool.With the left hand hold loosely both ends of threads andturn the balance wheel by the right hand to let the needlepenetrate the point from which to start sewing.Lower the presser foot on the cloth and start sewing.

TO REGULATE TENSION OF UPPER THREADFor ordinary stitching the tension of the upper and lower threadsshould be set so as to lock both threads in the centre of thefabric. (A)If the tension of the upprr thread is too strong, the upper threadwill lie straight along the upper surface of the fabric as shownin (B).In such case, turn the thread tension dial knob anti-clockwise orto the smaller number.If the tension of the upper thread is too weak, the lower threadwill lie straight along the underside of the fabric as shown in (C).In such case turn the thread tension dial knob clockwise or to thelarger number.(Usually No. 5 on top will be found to be correct for straightsewing and No. 3 on top for zigzag sewing.)

TENSION OF LOWER THREADThe tension or the lower thread is regulated· by a small screwon the bobbin case tension spring.To increase the tension, tighten the screw slightly with a smalldriver.To decrease the tension, loosen the screw slightly.TO USE BUILT- IN SEWLIGHTSewlight is connected directly to the main supply lead of themachine when the motor plug is inserted into the connector.This results in the light acting as a warning when the machineis connected to the electricity supply.To change the bulb, remove same by slightly pushing it upwardand turning it anti-clockwise. Insert a new bulb by fitting thepins on the bulb into the slot, pushing upwards and turningit clockwise.

TO ADJUST PRESSURE ON PRESSER FOOTFor releasing pressure on the foot, press down thering (A), which will allow the pressure regulator tospring up to its highest position and leave thematerial free from any pressure from the presser foot.For sewing thin or light fabrics, press the top of the Apressure regulator (B) down lightly to get therequired slight pressure of the fabric.For sewing thicker or heavier fabrics, push the topof the pressure regulator down further, in order toget a stronger pressure on the presser foot.TO USE DROP FEED DEVICEDarning and embroidering is facilitated by means of the drop feedknob (1) on the right hand corner of the bed.When this knob is set at "EMBR", the feed teeth (2) drop belowthe surface of the needle plate so that it will not interfere withthe free movement of the cloth.The feed teeth will return and resume their normal operationwhen the knob is set at "NORM".For sewing light materials like silk, it may be set at "SILK"position in order to avoid puckering the material.

TO REGULATE LENGTH OF STITCH AND DIRECTION OF FEEDTo regulate the length of stitch, turn thestitch length regulator knob (1) to show therequired stitch length in the stitch indicatorwindow (2).For straight sewing, move the zigzag widthcontrol knob (3) to the right as far as it willgo.It is advisable to use the presser foot forstraight sewing (5) which is included in theaccessories.For reverse stitching, first adjust the stitchlength control knob (1) to obtain the desiredstitch length and then push in the reversebutton (4) as far as it will go.Machine will sew in reverse as long as thereverse push button is held in.

STRAIGHT SEWING AND ZIGZAG SEWINGFor straight sewing, set the zigzag widthcontrol knob at "0".Make sure the presser foot is for straightsewing.For zigzag sewing, make sure the presserfoot is for zigzag use.Zigzag stitch is controlled by the zigzag width controlknob on the arm of this machine.By moving this control knob gradually to the left toward"5", the machine will sew a zigzag seam of increasingwidth depending on the position or the control knob.

MANUAL ZIGZAG PATTERN SEWINGBy manually adjusting the stitch length and zigzag width while running the machine, some beautifulornamental stitches can be made as follows:PatternsStitchLengthWidthlongSet to any point from 1 to 5.shortlongshortlongshortGradually move the leverfrom 0 to 5 and return to 0.(repeat)Very