Ladder seams – SINGER 5805 User Manual

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Ladder seams

Appropriate for stretch and knitted fabrics, it

provides stretchable, decoratively construc­
ted seams and edge finishes for collars,

pockets and necklines in sportwear and

Recommended settings

Stitch selection: Blindstitch

Needie position:

Stitch width:

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 fail on the stitching line, towards
the centre of the garment.

' When stitching is completed, open the

seam by pulling the fabric back on oppo­
site sides of seam to produce a ladder

effect and press seam allowances.


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