Basic zig-zag stitching, Needle position selector, Adjusting stitch length – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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4. Basic Zig-Zag Stitching


Setting Selectors

Begin by inserting your zig-zag stitch pattern disc 1

onto your sewing machine, following the steps given
on page 46.

Before turning selector, make sure needle is out of
the fabric.

Needle Position Selector

Most of your zig-zag stitching will be done in centre


needle position.



and right


settings are used for special

stitch placement.

stitch Width Selector

To produce a plain zig-zag or a decorative stitch, the

stitch width selector is moved-from its straight stitch
position : to any of its other four positions. The fur­
ther you nrlove the selector toward the right, the wider

your stitch will be.

Adjusting Stitch Length

Any stitch length setting from 1 to 4 will give you an
open zig-zag stitch.

The higher the number, the more open, or farther
apart your stitches will be.

The area between 0 and 1 on the dial is used for the
adjustment of zig-zag satin stitching, a series of closely
spaced plain zig-zag stitches that form a smooth,

satin-like surface. (Refer to page 40 for information
on satin stitching.)

Bobbin Thread Tension

Bobbin thread tension iscontrolledby screw A located

on the bobbin case. The tension is set at the factory for

regular sewing and should not be adjusted unless the

corners of a zig-zag stitch cannot be locked by adjust­

ing the needle thread tension.

On those rare occasions when it becomes necessary
to adjust the bobbin thread tension, use a very small

screwdriver. A very slight turn of screw A will change
the appearance of your stitching.

• To increase tension, turn screw to the right.

• To decrease tension, turn screw to the left.