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.