SINGER 631 User Manual

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KNIT TAimiC SHAMS stitcliiug gives strength and durability to

flat felled scams.

Form the seam to the right side of the fabric,

taking full seam allowance, using a zigzag stitch
(Bl. 3).

Press the seam opeir, then fold and press the. two

edges together, keeiring the right side of the zig­
zag stitch uppermost.

Trim away half the under seam edge.

Fold the upper seanr edge evenly over the trim­

med seam, and top stitch.

A fine zigzag stitch (BL V/i) is ideal for seaming

knit fabrics. Particularly desirable for underarm
seams and otluu' seams where elasticity and give
an? needed.

For neckline and waistline seams, wliero a stay

is needed to prevent undue stretching, this same

stitch can be nsert to <g)ply seam tape. To insure
a flat, smooth finish, position flie seam tape with
the edge exactly on tin; seam line, If seam is cur-
v(;d, pre-shape tape to fit by .steaming, and Irastc
in place.

Stitch, allowing the needle alternately to enter

the seam tape and seam line.



Seam edges support the garment and should be givxm a durable finish where fabrics have a tendency

to fray.

The zigzag slitch BL is ideal for such finishing. Place the stitching near the edge of the scam allowance,

and then trim away excess fabric.

For an overedged seam, the blind stitch BO makes a durable bulklcss finish. Good for straight grain,

lengthwise scams.

Seam edges should be trimmed evenly, and the stitch then iormed over the raw edge.