Starting to sew, Using a flexi-stitch pattern, Guiding and supporting fabric – SINGER 1036 Creative Touch User Manual
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STARTING TO SEW
When using a Flexi-Stitch pattern, the forward-
reverse stitching direction is controlled by the
pattern disc. For this reason, Flexi-Stitch pat
terns cannot be reversed (back-tacked).
To start sewing with a Flexi-Stitch pattern,
draw needle and bobbin threads under foot to
back of machine. Hold thread ends and posi
tion needle in fabric with a light touch on the
speed controller. Lower presser foot and hold
thread ends at back of foot as you start to
stitch. This will prevent the threads being
drawn down into the needle hole. The Flexi-
Stitch pattern itself will reinforce the ends
of your seam.
GUIDING AND SUPPORTING FABRIC
Most stretch and knit fabrics need only to be
guided in front of the presser foot when you
use one of the stretch stitches. Simply let the
machine move the fabric to make stitches that
give s-t-r-e-t-c-h to seams.
Some fabrics, however, require support while
• For nylon tricot and similar synthetic knits,
apply gentle tension by holding seam in
front and back of the presser foot.
CAUTION: Do not pull the fabric while you are
stitching as this may deflect the needle, caus
ing it to break.
ADJUSTING PRESSURE WHEN
SEWING KNIT AND STRETCH FABRIC
Some knit and stretch fabrics, because of their
structure, require either more or less than
normal (NORM) presser-bar pressure to feed
smoothly and evenly.
• For thick, soft or very stretchy knits, de
crease pressure by turning dial from NORM
(normal) toward DARN.
• For nylon tricot, ciré and similar hard sur
face synthetic knits, increase pressure by
turning dial from NORM (normal) toward
Starting to Sew Using a Flexi-Stitch Pattern
Applying Gentle Tension to Tricot
Pressure Settings for