SINGER 631 User Manual
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Darts provide fit and contoru in a garmetit and
sliould bo accurately stitdied.
A straight stitch dart (AK 3) is usually formed
by stitching from the seam edge, tapering gradually
to the point, where the last 3 or 4 stitdies parallel
the fold. Stitch beyond the fabric to form a thread
chain Vr to V< inch in length. Tic the thread ends
into a single knot close to the stitdiing.
SINGLE THREAD DARTS
Darts add styling and interest when stitched with
the fold to the outside of ganneut. Thread ends
at tire point of the dart are ediminated when the
single thread principle is employed.
Unthread the needle. Use the thread leading off
the bobbin and rethread the needle from back
to front. Tie. bobbin anct upper threacLs together.
Draw bobbin thre.ad up through, threading points,
winding enough on the spool to complete a single
dart. I.osver the needle into the very edge of the
fold at thei point of tlie dart. Take any slack out of
the Ihrcacl by turning the spool. Lower the presser
foot and stitch carcfulfy toward the seam edge.
This method is also ideal for inside darts in sheer
fabrics as thread ends are eliminated at the point
of the dart.
DARTS IN INTERLACING
Non-woven iiiterfacings c:an be shaped without
bulk v/ith '/.igzag stitching. Selector setting M. or
BQ may be us<;d.
Cut out the dart allowance on the stitdiing lino
and bring the raw edges together. Pin, over a
muslin stay, and stitch. Back stitch at both ends.
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The multiple .stitch zigzag (BQ) is an excellent
stitch for applying blanket bindings and afford,s
both a decorative and durable finish, Remove worn
binding. Baste new' binding securely in place and
stitch. Adjust pressure if necessary, to accommo
date the thickness of the blanket.