Sewing a seam – SINGER 10 User Manual
5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machines
Sewing a seam
You can sew seams easily and accurately when you
follow the suggestions below.
Placing fabric under foot
Most fabrics can be placed under the foot by raising
the presser foot lifter (1) to its normal "Up" position (2),
where it locks in place.
When using bulky fabric, multiple fabric layers or an
embroidery hoop, raise the lifter to the high rise
position (3), thus increasing the space between the
foot and the needle plate.
* Lower presser foot lifter all the way down and you
are ready to sew.
Pin basting and hand basting are easy ways to make
temporary seams before machine sewing.
* To pin baste, insert pins at stitching line. NEVER
place pins on the underside of fabric in contact with
the feed. Do not sew over pins; pull them out as you
* To hand baste, make long stitches that can be easily
Keeping seams straight
To keep seams straight, use one of the guidelines on
the needle plate.
The most commonly used line (1), the 5/8 inch (1.6
cm) seam allowance, is extended onto the slide plate.