Satin stitcning, Adjusting stitch length for satin stitching, Adjusting tension for satin stitching – SINGER 1200 Athena User Manual

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* Stitch: zig-zag §
® Stitch width: to suit fabric
® Stitch length: 0 to 1
* General purpose r4eedle plate
« Special purpose foot

Note: Other decorative stitch patterns ex­
cept stretch stitch patterns, may be sewn at

satin-stitch length.

Satin stitching, a series of closely spaced zig­
zag stitches that form a smooth, satin-like

surface, is useful for both utility and decora­
tive work. It is accomplished by sewing a zig­

zag stitch with stitch length pointer In the area

between 0 and 1. For best results, the special
purpose foot must be used.

When you wish to produce a satin stitch,

make a test sample first so that you can adjust
the stitch length and thread tension properly.

Soft fabrics may require a backing to ensure
firm: satin stitching. Crisp organdy or lawn is
suitable for this purpose.

Adjusting Stitch Length for Satin

1. Open the personal preference panel, (A).

Set the stitch length pointer on 1.

2. Run the machine at a slow speed.

3. Gradually m,ove pointer from 1 toward 0 by






stitches are closely spaced and form a
smooth surface.

Stitch width may be varied in a similar man­

ner. Move stitch width pointer to any desired
setting: the higher the number, the wider the


Adjusting Tension for Satin Stitching

Satin stitching generally requires even less
tension than open zig-zag stitching. Further­

more, the wider the satin stitch, the lighter the

tension on the thread must be. Thus, a stitch
width setting of 5 requires the least tension;

narrower stitching requires somewhat .more.

Notice the stitching on your sample. If the
stitching looks too taut, or if the fabric is
puckering, lower the needle thread tension by
turning the tension dial to a lower number.


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