Decorative touches, Satin stitching, Adjusting stitch length – SINGER 1036 Creative Touch User Manual

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Stitch Length in FINE Area

As Dial Is Turned, Stitches Close Up

Tension Dial



Adjusting Thread Tension

decorative touches


Satin stitching, a series of closely spaced zig­
zag stitches that form a smooth, satin-like
surface, is useful for both practical and
decorative work. The plain zig-zag stitch, for
example, is suitable for applique when closed

up to form a satin stitch. Other built-in Fashion
Stitch patterns (as illustrated on page 18) can
be sewn at satin-stitch length.

When you wish to produce a satin stitch, make

a test sample first so that you can adjust the
stitch length and thread tension properly. Soft
fabric may require a backing to ensure firm
satin stitching. Crisp lawn or organdy is suit­
able for this purpose. For best results, use the
special purpose foot.

• Stitch: Desired



• Stitch Width: 2 through 5

• Needle Position:

• Stitch Length: FINE area

• Zig-Zag Plate

• Special Purpose Foot

Adjusting Stitch Length

1. Set stitch-length dial at bottom of FINE


2. Run machine at slow speed.

3. Gradually turn dial clockwise until stitches

are closely spaced and form a smooth sur­


Adjusting Thread Tension

Satin stitching usually requires less tension
than straight stitching and open zig-zag stitch­

ing. Furthermore, the wider the satin stitch,

the lighter the tension on your thread must be.

Notice the stitching on your sample. If the

fabric is puckered, or the bobbin thread is

pulled to the fabric surface, lower the needle-

thread tension by turning the dial to a lower



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