Paris point hemstitcliing, Fririged edges – SINGER 1200 Athena User Manual

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Paris Point Hemstitcliing


Steps 1, 2 and 3

• Stitch; Paris Point stitch ^

• Stitch width: to suit fabric and effect
® Stitch ieiigth; to suit fabric and effect
e General purpose needle plate
• General purpose foot or
• Special purposefoot
• Speed range; SLOW

Paris Point hemstitching is most effective
when used on firm, plain weave fabrics such
as lawn or organdy, or fabrics from which
threads can be drawn readily, such as linen.

1. Insert a size 18 needle and thread the

machine with a fine mercerized cotton, silk,

or synthetic sewing thread.

2. Turn edge of fabric over twice to make hem

of desired width. Fold and press on length­
wise or crossv/ise thread of fabric. Baste in


3. Draw out 2 to 4 threads just above top edge

of hem. The number of threads drawn will
depend on the texture of the fabric and the
depth of the open work desired.

4. Place work, right side up, under presser


with the hem toward the left.

5. Lower the presser foot and stitch, guiding

the hem edge under the needle so that the
straight stitches are made in the drawn
thread channel (or through the single
thickness of fabric) and the sideward
stitches (or points)

in the hem.

Fririged Edges

® Cut fabric carefully to correct size.

* Draw a thread for depth of fringe along each


e Place fabric so that the edge to be fringed is

turned to the right.

® Stitch with matching or contrasting thread

along marked lines, pivoting on the needle
at corners.

• Fray fabric threads between stitching and

fabric edges to form fringe.