Straight stretch stitch, Straight stretch stitch seam, Seams – SINGER 1050 User Manual

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straight Stretch Stitch

The straight stretch stitch is an invaluable stitch most commonly used for sewing seams on fabrics with elasticity.
The straight stretch stitch is particularly useful for seaming extra-heavy and extra-bulky fabric.

Straight Stretch Stitch Seam

Stitch; straight stretch stitch ||

Stitch iength: 2-2.5

General purpose needle plate

Special purpose foot

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Make a test sample first to determine the best pressure and
tension settings for your fabric. To be sure that you are using

the correct needle and thread combination for your fabric,

seethe Fabric, Thread and Needle Table on page 12.

• Pin or baste seam.

• Draw upper and lower threads under foot to back of

machine. Hold thread ends and by turning the hand wheel

toward you,

position needle in fabric a scant 6 mm



in from starting edge.

• Lower presser foot and start machine, holding thread ends

at back of foot as first few stitches are made.

• Guide fabric lightly, letting the machine make the back-

and-forth stitches that give stretch to the seam.

When stitching across folds and seam joinings, apply tension
by holding seam in front and backofthepresserfoot, as shown,
to assist feeding. This type of support is essential for thick,
soft fabrics.


Do not pull fabric while you apply gentle or firm ten­

sion, as this may deflect needle, causing it to break.