SINGER 1036 Creative Touch User Manual

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Many stitch patterns are just as useful for
mending as they are for creative sewing. The
multi-stitch zig-zag forms a firm, flexible
bond that is ideal for repairing tears and
replacing elastic. The straight stretch stitch
provides for the repair and reinforcement of
pressed-open seams. Bar tacks to reinforce
points of strain are made with the plain zig­

zag stitch or the arrowhead stitch.

Mending a Tear

• stitch: Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag <'

• Stitch Width: 3 to 5

• Needle Position:

• Stitch Length: 20

• Zig-Zag Plate

• Zig-Zag Foot

1. Trim ragged edges.

2. Place underlay on the wrong side of torn

area for reinforcement. (Do not baste or pin
the underlay since you will be bringing the
edges of the tear together in the next step.)

3. Stitch on the right side, bringing the edges

of the tear together.

4. Shorten stitch length at ends and corners

to give extra strength.

5. Trim underlay.

When replacing waistline elastic in lingerie,

use the same settings and accessories as for
mending a tear.


Fit elastic for desired snugness at

waistline, allowing one inch for joining. Lap
ends to form a band and straight stitch
together as shown.

2. Divide elastic band into four equal seg­

ments and mark with pins. Do the same to

the garment. Then pin together at corre­
sponding points, pinning elastic over right
side of fabric, top edges even.

3. Take a few straight stitches to anchor

elastic to fabric. Select multi-stitch zig­
zag. Then hold elastic and garment edge
taut as you stitch so that it will remain
stretchable after stitching is completed.

CAUTION: Do not pull the fabric while you are
stitching as this may deflect the needle, caus­
ing it to break.

Joining Elastic

Tear Mended with Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag

Replacing Lingerie Elastic


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