Starting a seam – SINGER 10 User Manual
5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machines
Starting a seam
Place fabric under presser foot 1/2 inch (12 mm) from
rear of fabric. Align the right edge with one of the
seam guidelines on the throat plate. Lower the
Backstitch to the edge of the fabric for reinforcement
by pushing in the reverse button located in center of
the stitch length dial. Hold button in until stitching
reaches edge of fabric.
Release push button for forward stitching.
Guiding and supporting fabric
Most fabrics need only to be guided in front of the
presser foot. Some fabrics, however, require support
while being stitched.
* For tricot, and other similar synthetic knits, apply
gentle tension by holding the fabric at the front and
back of presser foot as you sew. Do not pull fabric.
* For elastisized fabric, stretch lace, and knits with an
unusual amount of elasticity, hold the fabric firmly in
front and back of the presser foot to stretch the seam
as the stitches are being placed.
Sewing in reverse
To neaten the end of a seam, push in the reverse
button and backstitch 3-4 stitches. Raise needle and
presser foot and remove fabric by drawing it to the
back and left. Cut thread on thread cutter on presser