Mini Sewing Machine
MSM 10USER GUIDE
IMPORTANT SAFETY GUIDEPlease follow all the precautions listed below for safety and to reduce the risk of fire, injury or electrical shock. Read all the instructions before operating the appliance and keep them for future reference. If you pass the product on to a third party, include these instructions. Always unplug the sewing machine AC adapter from the mains supply when removing covers, lubricating, or when making any user or servicing adjustments mentioned in the instruction manual. Ensure there is adequate room to operate the unit. Never operate this appliance if the AC adapter or cord is damaged, if it is not working properly, if it has been dropped or damaged, or dropped into water. Return the appliance to a service centre for examination, repair, electrical or mechanical adjustment. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of this appliance by a person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance Do not use outdoors or in damp or wet conditions. Before operating, ensure that the surface on which the unit is placed is stable. Never operate the appliance with any air openings blocked. Keep all ventilation openings of the sewing machine and foot controller free from accumulations of lint, dust, and loose cloth. Do not insert any object into ventilation slots. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the sewing machine needle. Do not use broken, deformed or blunt needles. Do not pull or push fabric while stitching. It may deflect the needle causing it to break. Unplug the sewing machine adapter from the mains supply when making any adjustments in the needle area, such as threading the needle, changing needles, threading bobbins, changing the presser foot and the like. Do not operate where aerosol spray products are being used or where oxygen is being administered. This appliance is only for household use. Industrial or professional use will invalidate the warranty. Do NOT use this appliance for any purpose not covered by the instructions. THE APPLIANCE MUST NOT BE LEFT UNATTENDED WHILE IT IS CONNECTED TO THE SUPPLY MAINS. ELECTRICAL INFORMATION Before using this appliance ensure that the voltage of your electricity supply is the same as that indicated on the appliance. The means of disconnecting this appliance from the mains supply is the mains adapter. This should be unobstructed and readily operable at all times. This symbol indicates that there are important operating and maintenance instructions in the literature accompanying this unit.
May we suggest that before you start to use your sewing machine, you discover its many features and advantages by going through this instruction book, step by step, while seated at your sewing machine.Page 2
CONTENTSSafety Guide Details of the machine Standard Accessories Connecting the Machine Attaching and removing the needle Winding the bobbin Inserting the bobbin Threading the machine Bringing up the bobbin thread Adjusting the needle thread tension Adjusting the stitch length and pattern Basic sewing More about Stitching Maintenance Troubleshooting Appendix - Matching the needle, fabric and thread After Use Care Warranty Page 2 Page 4 Page 5 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 19 Page 19
DETAILS OF THE MACHINE1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Bobbin winding tension disk Upper thread guide Thread take-up lever Thread tension dial Needle plate Hook cover plate Reverse stitch lever Stitch selector Needle Clamp screw Needle bar thread guide Needle Presser foot Setscrew Bobbin winder spindle Bobbin winder stopper Handwheel Foot switch jack AC adapter jack Presser foot lifter Spool pin
CONNECTING THE MACHINE1 2 3 4 5 6 Foot switch plug Foot switch jack AC adapter plug AC adapter Jack AC adapter Power outlet
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Bobbin Needle Threader AC adapter Foot switch
A: Place the Foot switch in a comfort able position on the floor. B: Insert the foot switch jack into the machine. C: Insert the AC adapter Jack into the machine. D: Insert the AC adapter plug into the mains point and switch on at the mains. E: The foot switch switches the sewing machine on and off. It does not adjust the speed of the machine. Press on the foot switch to start the machine. Release the foot switch to stop the machine.
Your sewing machine is now ready for use.
ATTACHING AND REMOVING THE NEEDLEA: Raise the Presser Foot: The Presser Foot Assembly is raised and lowered with the Presser Foot Lever (No.12 on P. 4). The positions are: 1. Foot fully lowered 2. Foot raised to normal height 3. Foot raised to the highest position B: Raise the Needle: The needle is raised and lowered by rotating the Handwheel (No.16 on P. 4) anticlockwise. C: Replace the Needle. This machine is fitted with a Size 14 (90) needle. To sew light weight fabrics you may need to change the needle. (rEFER TO pAGE xx) 1: Loosen the needle clamp screw with a small flat bladed screwdriver. 2: Remove the needle. Do NOT touch the point! 3: Insert the needle with the flat side towards the back. Push the needle as far as it will go. Re- tighten the screw. 4: To check if a needle is bent, place the flat side of the needle onto a needle plate or fllat mirror. The gap between the needle and the flat surface should be consistent. D: Needles must be in perfect condition. Problems can occur with: A. Bent needles: B. Blunt needles: C. Damaged points Change the needle regularly, especially if it is showing signs of wear and causing problems. CAUTION: Always exercise care when attaching needles. Store needles safely away from children and pets and dispose of them with great care with the points protected. ALWAYS swith the power off when attaching needles.
WINDING THE BOBBIN -1The needle and take-up lever moves up and down while winding the bobbin. Keep fingers away from all moving parts. Special care is required around the machine needle. To avoid possible injury, do not touch any moving parts. Your sewing machine works by stiching two threads. The main thread is contained on the spool of thread which is placed at the top of the machine. A second thread is contained in a compartment under the machine. This thread is wound onto a bobbin from the main spool. A: Place the spool of thread on the Spool Pin. 1: Pull out the spool pin stored in the back of the sewing machine. 2: Prepare the spool. The thread should protrude from the spool. 3: Place the spool of thread on the spool pin. B: 1: 2: 3: Remove the Bobbin. Slide the hook cover plate toward you and remove it. Lift the bobbin out of the bobbin holder. Place the spool of thread on the spool pin.
WINDING THE BOBBIN -2C: Draw thread from the spool. Guide the thread around and under the thread guide. Draw out the thread from the notch and pass it under the disc. 1: Thread guide 2: Notch 3: Disc 4: Bobbin on Bobbin Winder Spindle D: Push the Bobbin spindle to the left. Lead the thread through the hole in the bobbin from the inside. Place the bobbin on the bobbin winder spindle. Push the bobbin to the right. E: With the free end of the thread held in your hand, depress the foot switch. The motor will start and begin to wind the oibbin After the bobbin has wound for about 10 seconds, stop the machine and cut the thread close to the hole in the bobbin. F: Depress the foot switch again. When the bobbin is fully wound, it stops automatically. Return the bobbin winder to its original position by moving the spindle to the left, and cut the thread.
INSERTING THE BOBBIN
1: Orient the bobbin with the thread running to the left. 2: Place the bobbin in the bobbin holder. 3: Guide the thread into the notch on the front of the bobbin holder. The dotted line on the illustration shows the correct thread direction..
4: Draw the thread to the left, sliding it between the tension spring blades. 5: Continue to draw the thread lightly until the thread slips into the notch on the side. The bobbin should rotate freely.
6: Pull out about 10 cm (4) of thread to the rear. 7: Reattach the hook cover plate.
Inserting and threading the bobbin is much easier when the needle is fully retracted and the presser foot raised. See Page 6 for details.Page 9
THREADING THE MACHINEThis operation is important to carry out correctly as by not doing so many sewing problems could result. We suggest you read through the procedure carefully and carry out this process several times before using the machine to familiarise yourself with the process. Disconnect the AC adapter from the machine before threading. Raise the thread take-up lever to its highest position by turning the handwheel counterclockwise. Raise the presser foot. Place a spool on the spool pin, with thread coming off as shown. 1: Draw the end of thread around under the thread guide. 2: Hold the thread close to the spool with your right hand. Use your left hand to draw the end of the thread down along the right channel and around the bottom of the guide plate. 3: Firmly draw the thread up along the left channel. Pass the thread through the eye of the take-up lever from right to left. 4: Draw the thread down along the left channel and pass it behind the needle bar thread guide from the left. 5: Thread the needle from the front. Pull the thre