SINGER 1200 Athena User Manual

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Ladder Seam

SHndstitohsrig a Ladder Seam

The blindstitch ladder seam Is particularly ap­

propriate for kr^it and stretch fabrics. It is ideal

for stretchable construction seams, and edge
finishes for necklines, pockets and collars in

sportswear and swimsuits.

« Stitch; blindstitch
® Stitch width: to suit fabric
» Stitch length: to suit fabric
® General purpose needle plate
® General purpose foot

1. Make a test sample to adjust stitch width

and length and needle-thread tension to

suit the fabric. (Needle-thread tension
should be lighter than normal)

2. Cut and fit garment, allowing for 5/8-lnch

(1.5cm) seam allowance. Baste seam line.

3. Place fabric under presser foot so that the

straight stitches fall on the seam line bast­
ing and the points toward the center of the


4. After stitching, open seam> by pulling fabric

back on opposite sides of the seam to pro­

duce ladder effect. Press seam allowance
after opening.

Opening Seam to Fixm Ladder Effect