Brother International LS-2125i Users Manual - English

Brother International LS-2125i - Basic Sewing And Mending Machine Manual

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  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 1
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE SEWING BASICS UTILITY STITCHES APPENDIX Basic Sewing and Mending Machine Operation Manual Please visit us at http://solutions.brother.com where you can get product support and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
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    ... recommended by the manufacturer as contained in this manual. 3. Never operate this sewing machine if it has a damaged ... machine needle. 11. Always use the proper needle plate. The wrong plate can ...any other user service adjustments mentioned in this instruction manual. 16. This sewing machine is not ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 4
    FOR USERS IN THE UK, EIRE, MALTA AND CYPRUS ONLY If this machine is fitted with a three-pin non-rewireable BS plug then please read the following. IMPORTANT If the available socket outlet is not suitable for the plug supplied with this equipment, it should be cut off and an appropriate three-pin ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 5
    ... enjoy all the features, we suggest that you study the manual before using the machine. PLEASE READ BEFORE USING THIS MACHINE ... is required, first follow the troubleshooting table in the back of the operation manual to inspect and adjust the machine yourself. If the problem persists, please consult ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 6
    CONTENTS 1. KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ...6 NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS ...6 The main parts ...6 Needle and presser foot section ...8 Flat bed attachment ...8 ACCESSORIES ...9 USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE ...10 Power supply precautions ...10 Power supply...
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    ... APPENDIX ...45 MAINTENANCE ...45 Oiling ...45 Changing the bulb ...45 Cleaning the machine surface ...46 Cleaning the shuttle race ...46 Cleaning the feed dogs ...47 Repacking the machine ...48 Bobbin case tension adjustment ...48 TROUBLESHOOTING ...50 INDEX ...53 5
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 8
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE 1 KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE NAMES OF MACHINE PARTS AND THEIR FUNCTIONS The main parts a Buttonhole fine-adjusting screw (page ... of the upper thread. e Flat bed attachment with accessory storage (page 8 and 31) f Reverse sewing lever (page ...
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    .... j Handwheel Use the handwheel to manually raise and lower the needle. k Main power/sewing light switch (page ... the bobbin and threading the machine. p Foot controller (page 11) Use the foot controller to control the sewing speed and to start and stop sewing. Part code; XC7359-021 (110/120V Area), ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 10
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE Needle and presser foot section Flat bed attachment The accessories are stored in a compartment inside... The feed dogs feed the fabric in the sewing direction. e Needle plate The needle plate is marked with guides for sewing straight seams. f Shuttle ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 11
    ...For U.S.A. only) ● Foot controller: Model KD-1902, N This foot controller can be used on the following machine models: LS-2220/2720/1520/2125/2125i. ● The screw of the presser foot holder is available through your authorized dealer. (Part code...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 12
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE USING YOUR SEWING MACHINE Power supply precautions Be sure to observe the ...supply plug on the cord, into the jack on the machine. Then, insert the power supply plug into a wall outlet. The sewing lamp comes on when the machine is turned on. a Foot controller plug 10
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    ... and unplug the power supply cord. When restarting the sewing machine, follow the necessary procedure to correctly operate... could cause a fire or an electric shock. ● A new sewing machine or one that has not been in... off any excess oil. Steadying the machine If the sewing machine has been placed on...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 14
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE THREADING THE MACHINE Winding the bobbin This section describes how to wind the...SFB: XA5539-151) that have been designed for this sewing machine. Using other bobbins may ...Only use the bobbin that comes with this machine or bobbins of the same type (part code: SA156, SFB:...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 15
    ... a few times. Then stop the machine. Memo ● When the sewing machine is started or the handwheel is turned ... around the bobbin, the machine will make a clicking sound; this is not a malfunction. ● The needle bar does .... CAUTION ● Make sure you follow the instructions carefully. If you do not ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 16
    ... pulling it out from the shuttle Remove the bobbin case by pulling its latch race. ● The bobbin was designed specifically for this sewing machine. If bobbins from other models are used, the machine will not operate correctly. Use only the ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 17
    ... to the left, as shown below, until it enters Pull the trailing thread through the slot, down the delivery eye under the tension ... sure that the bobbin case is properly placed back into the machine. If it is incorrectly installed, it will fall out from the shuttle when the machine starts to sew. 15
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    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE Upper threading Set the upper thread and thread the needle.... lever to its highest position. • If the needle is not correctly raised, the sewing machine can not ...threaded. Be sure to turn the handwheel before threading the sewing machine. a Upper tension control dial ...
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    ... it between the tension discs. While holding the thread as shown below, h guide above the needle. Put the ... thread can easily be passed behind the needle bar thread guide by holding the thread in your left hand,...upper thread. ● If you incorrectly feed the thread you may cause sewing problems. 17
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 20
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE Drawing up the lower thread a Lightly hold the end of the upper thread. d ... and pull them toward the back of the Pull out about 15 cm (6 inches) of both machine under the presser foot. a Upper thread b raise the needle to its highest position by While holding the ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 21
    REPLACING THE NEEDLE This section provides information on sewing machine needles. Needle precautions Be sure to observe the following precautions concerning the .... Be sure to read and carefully follow the instructions below. 1 CAUTION ● Only use home sewing machine needles. Use of any other ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 22
    .... Use the screwdriver and a needle that has been determined to be straight according to the instructions in "Checking the needle" . a Turn off the sewing machine. Checking the needle Sewing with a bent needle is extremely dangerous since...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 23
    ... clamp screw • Do not apply strong force when loosening or tightening the needle clamp screw, otherwise certain parts of the sewing machine may be damaged. ■ Installing the needle clamp If the needle clamp is removed, follow the procedure below to attach it...
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    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE Sewing with a twin needle (Option) We have designed your machine so you can sew with the optional twin needle and two top threads. ... needles could break, and damage the machine. ● Do not sew with bent needles. The needle could break and injure you. ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 25
    ... foot. Press the black button at the back of the If the sewing machine has been turned on, a Black ...replacing the presser foot, be sure to turn off the sewing machine, otherwise injuries may occur ... controller is accidentally pressed and the machine starts sewing. b turning the handwheel toward you...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 26
    KNOWING YOUR SEWING MACHINE g presser foot is securely attached. Raise the presser foot lever to check that... the presser foot holder Remove the presser foot holder when cleaning the sewing machine or when installing a presser foot that does not use the presser foot holder, such as the quilting foot...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 27
    2 SEWING BASICS SEWING Basic sewing operations are described below. Before operating the sewing machine, read the following precautions. 2 CAUTION ● While the machine is in operation, pay special attention to the needle location. In addition, keep your hands away from all moving parts ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 28
    SEWING BASICS Selecting stitching Turning the stitch selection dial in either direction, select the desired stitch. aPattern selection dial Number on... 41 4 Zigzag stitch 5 Zigzag (satin) stitch 6 Straight stitch (Center needle position) Select the desired length. 33, 35, 40, 43 7 ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 29
    Starting to sew a e fabric with your left hand, turn the handwheel While holding the end of the thread and the Turn on the sewing machine. toward you (counterclockwise) with your right hand to lower the needle to the starting point of the stitching....
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 30
    SEWING BASICS k and then pass the threads through the thread Pull the fabric to the left side of the machine, Thread tension The thread tension will affect the quality of your ... will weaken your seams or cause puckers on your fabric. a Thread cutter Sewing in reverse Reverse sewing is...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 31
    ... loose Loops may appear on the surface of the fabric when sewing thin fabric with thin thread. Note ● If the upper thread was incorrectly ... return the screw to its original position before the next time that the machine is used. 4 Solution Increase the tension by turning the upper tensioncontrol...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 32
    SEWING BASICS USEFUL SEWING TIPS Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing ... may not be achieved. For the trial sewing, use a piece of fabric and thread that are the same as those ... sew around the curve. Changing the sewing direction a sewing machine. When sewing along a curve while ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 33
    ...occurs, place thin paper or stabilizer material under the fabric and sew it together with the fabric. When you have finished sewing, tear off ... style Free-arm sewing is convenient for sewing tubular and hard-to-reach areas. To change your machine to the free-arm style, lift the bottom of the flat bed...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 34
    ... finish them in one operation. They are also useful for sewing stretch materials. Number ... to "Selecting stitching" (page 26). d When sewing is finished, cut the thread. • For details, refer to "Starting... toward you (counterclockwise) and check that the needle does not touch the presser foot...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 35
    ... Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Two stitches are available for basic stitching. Number on... Straight stitch zippers, basic (Center needle stitching, and position) sewing gathers or darning,...etc. Straight stitch (Left needle position) Basic stitching, sewing gathers or pintucks, etc....
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 36
    ... the fabric inside along the basting. g free-arm sewing possible. Remove the flat bed attachment and make • For details on free-arm sewing, refer to"Using a free-arm style" ...make sure that the fabric feeds correctly, Slide the part that you wish to sew onto the and then start ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 37
    ... name Application Attaching Straight stitch zippers, basic (Center needle stitching, and position) sewing gathers or darning, etc. a shown below, and then ... j Place the darning plate on the needle plate as presser foot and presser foot holder assembly. 3 Sew along the fold ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 38
    ... stitch "a" of the 4-step automatic Making the buttonhole The names of parts of buttonhole foot "A", which is used for sewing buttonholes, are indicated below. d that the middle of the front chalk line is Position the fabric under the ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 39
    ... of the stitching, and then raise the needle Stop sewing when the needle is at the right by turning the handwheel... automatic n buttonhole until the needle reaches the Start sewing. Sew the right side of the stitching... then sew to the edge of the front bar tack. o fabric, and cut the thread. Raise...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 40
    ... screw. Button sewing Buttons can be sewn on with the sewing machine. Buttons with 2 or with 4 holes can be attached. a button to be attached, and then select ..., slide the button so that the needle goes into the two holes toward the rear of the sewing machine, and then sew them in the same way. 38
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 41
    ...hits the button, return to step a. CAUTION ● When sewing, be sure that the needle does not touch the button,...lever to sew a few reinforcement stitches. g and then cut the upper and lower threads, Pull the fabric to the left side of the machine, leaving a length of 15 cm (6 inches). h stitching ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 42
    ... name Application d top on both sides. The needle should be Sew from the bottom of the zipper toward the positioned ... Straight stitch zippers, basic (Center needle stitching, and position) sewing gathers or darning,... you start sewing. If you choose a different stitch, the needle will hit the presser ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 43
    ... AND EMBROIDERING Zigzag stitches can be used for sewing appliqués, monogramming and embroidering. Number on... desired width. Stitch name Application c Carefully sew around the edge of the design. 3 Memo ● Make reinforcing... needle does not hit a pin during sewing, as the needle can break. You may ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 44
    ... up the lower thread through the project handwheel toward you (counterclockwise), and then sew a... third fingers, and support the outside of the hoop with your little fingers. i and sew a few stitches... Start sewing. CAUTION ● Be sure to keep your fingers away from moving parts, especially needles....
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 45
    DECORATIVE STITCHING Various decorative stitches can be sewn with this sewing machine. Gathering Number on dial 6 Stitch name Application Shell tuck stitching Number on dial .... a Attaching zippers, Straight stitch basic stitching, (Center needle and sewing position) gathers or darning,...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 46
    ...under the center of the presser foot. Then, start sewing the edges of the two fabrics together. The elastic stitch can be used in 3 ways: mending, sewing elastic or joining fabric. Each is explained ... stitches at the beginning and the end of stitching. ■ Sewing elastic tape Place the elastic tape...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 47
    4 APPENDIX MAINTENANCE Simple sewing machine maintenance operations are described below. Oiling a Changing the bulb CAUTION Turn ... day. If you use it more often, oil every day. ● Sewing machine oil is available at your local sewing machine dealer or service center. ● Do not apply too much oil ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 48
    APPENDIX d Replace the sewing light bulb. Cleaning the shuttle race CAUTION ● Be sure to unplug the machine before cleaning it, otherwise injuries or an electric shock may occur. a Turn off the machine and unplug it. a bulb b Loosen c...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 49
    ... Remove the hook by grasping its center post k the needle before using the machine. Attach the bobbin case,... from the retaining ring, hook, a Turn off the machine and unplug it. Use a brush to remove ... to remove any Use a cloth dampened with machine oil to lint. Clean the lint from the shuttle ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 50
    ...carton and packing materials for future use. When packing up the machine again, pack it properly as described below. If .... ● Save this packing material in case it is needed to transport this sewing machine. a Screw Bobbin case tension adjustment The bobbin thread tension has already been adjusted...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 51
    ...the fabric. 1 5 a b c d e Wrong side Surface Upper thread Lower thread Loops appear on wrong side of ... after you adjust the upper tension, the bobbin thread may be too tight. In this case, turn the ...30-45 degrees to decrease bobbin tension. After you adjust the bobbin thread, adjust the upper thread...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 52
    ...Center offers the latest FAQs and troubleshooting tips. Visit us at [http://solutions.brother.com]. If the problem persists, contact your dealer or the nearest authorized service center. Symptom Possible cause The machine is not plugged in. The sewing machine does not work. The bobbin winder ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 53
    ... not used a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. You have not wound the bobbin ... have not used a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. Bobbin is set incorrectly. The upper ... use a bobbin that has been designed for this machine. Reset the bobbin thread correctly. Correctly install ...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 54
    .... Choose a thread and needle that are appropriate for the type of fabric. Replace the needle. Sew with stabiliser ... of fabric, thread and needle. The needle is bent or blunt. If you are sewing thin ... of fabric, thread and needle. The thread is tangled, for example, in the shuttle race. The sewing lamp...
  • Brother International LS-2125i | Users Manual - English - Page 55
    INDEX A accessories ...9 appliqués ...41 S satin stitching ...32 seam ripper ...37 sewing machine needles ...19 shell tuck stitching ...43 shuttle hook ...cutter ...28 thread guide ...16 thread tension ...28 trial sewing ...30 troubleshooting ...50 twin needle ...21, 22 upper...
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Brother International LS-2125i - Basic Sewing And Mending Machine Manual