Other information, Satin stitch foot, Twin needle (optional) – SINGER 8768 HERITAGE User Manual

Page 54: Threading the twin needle, Straight stitch needle position

background image



The satin stitch foot is grooved to permit dense stitching to

pass under it easily. It is most useful for sewing satin stitches

and as an alternative to the general purpose foot when sewing

stretch stitches.

Closely spaced zig-zag stitches are called satin stitches. This

is an attractive stitch used primarily for appliqueing and bar

tacking. Slightly loosen top thread tension for satin stitching.

Use a backing of tissue paper or interfacing for lightweight

fabrics to avoid puckering.


TWIN NEEDLE (Optional)

A twin-needle produces two rows of parallel stitches for pin

tucks, double top stitching and decorative sewing.
When using a twin-needles, the stitch width should never
be set beyond a twin needle mark,

regardless of the stitch

you have selected. Doing so will result in broken needles and

possible damage to your machine.
Use of a Singer brand 3mm (Style 2025) twin needle is

recommended. Twin needles are available in a range of sizes.

Check with your Singer retailer.
The twin needle is an optional purchase.


1. Insert the second spool pin. Place a spool on each spool

pin. Thread the two threads as one. Draw one thread

through each needle from front to back.

2. Pick up bobbin thread as for single needle sewing. Pull the

three threads together under the presser foot to the back of

the machine, leaving about 6” (15 cm) of thread.


The position of the needle when sewing straight stitch may be

adjusted to 13 different positions with the stitch width control

as illustrated:

Toward right

Vers la droite

Hacia derecha

Toward left

Vers la gauche

Hacia izquierda

Width control

Contrôle de la largeur

Control ancho

NOTE: Needle threader cannot be used to thread the
twin needle.

Helpful hints:
1. Always move the stitch width to the twin needle

mark prior to selecting a pattern. This will preclude
any possibility of the twin needle breaking.

2. Turning off the machine returns the machine to

normal sewing mode. Twin needle is only active
when the twin needle switch is lit red.