Checking the Needle Location in the Screen
For the ultimate in precision stitch placement, simply use the camera. Pressing the camera icon in the upper left corner opens up the camera, displaying your stitch area on screen. This is an incredibly useful function for precise needle placement on any project, but I’m super excited to try it out with embroidery functions. When I get to the embroidery section. In Chapter 5. Oh well, for now, lets explore the options with the camera display.
First, you press the magic button, which opens up a narrow display to start. Notice the two display features circled in the picture. The one that looks like a little spool of thread lets you change the color of thread being displayed. I believe the only options are blue, red, yellow, and black, but any of these options will allow for high contrast and sure stitch placement. The other option is a little magnifying glass. And as in displays anywhere, press the magnifying glass, and the camera display opens up even more.
The expanded camera display is just a broader field. In the upper right corner of the display is a grid line option which, when pressed, displays grid lines over the project area. The lower left button for Needle Drop Position puts that little green cross hair on camera so you can see exactly where the needle will drop. Not shown is the ultra-expanded magnifying glass, which just gets you a really close view of the sewing area. And once you start sewing, the camera automatically shuts it self off. There you have it: Camera function for ultra-precise needle positioning.