Sewing a seam, Placing fabric under foot, Basting – SINGER 6217 User Manual

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Sewing a seam

You can sew seams easily and accurately
when you follow the suggestions below.

Placing fabric under foot

Most fabrics can be placed under the foot

by raising the presser foot lifter (1) to its

normal “Up” position (2), where it locks in

When using bulky fabric, multiple fabric

layers or an embroidery hoop, raise the lifter

to the high rise position (3), thus increasing
the space between the foot and the needle


• Lower presser foot lifter all the way down

and you are ready to sew.


Pin basting and hand basting are easy ways

to make temporary seams before machine


• To pin baste, insert pins at stitching line.

NEVER place pins on the underside of

fabric in contact with the feed. Do not sew

over pins; pull them out as you stitch.

To hand baste, make long stitches that can
be easily removed.

Keeping seams straight

To keep seams straight, use one of the
guidelines on the needle plate.

The most commonly used line (1), the 5/8

inch (1.6 cm) seam allowance, is extended
onto the slide plate.