Ladder seams – SINGER 10 User Manual
5, 6, 8, 10 Stitch Sewing Machines
A ladder seam, made with blindstitching is functional
and decorative at the same time. Appropriate for
stretch and knitted fabrics, it provides stretchable,
decoratively constructed seams and edge finishes for
collars, pockets and necklines in sportwear and
Stitch Selection: Blindstitch
Stitch Length: 1-1/2 to 2-1/2
Foot: General Purpose (B)
Needle Plate: General Purpose (A)
* Make a test sample to adjust thread tension and
stitch length to suit your fabric. Needle thread tension
should be lighter than normal.
* Cut and fit garment, allow 5/8 inch (16mm) seam
allowance. Baste seam line.
* Position fabric so that the large zig-zag stitches tall
on the stitching line, towards the center of the
* When stitching is completed, open the seam by
pulling the fabric back on opposite sides of seam to
produce a ladder effect and press seam allowances.