Basic zig-zag stitching, Needle position selector, Adjusting stitch length – SINGER 1288 User Manual
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4. Basic Zig-Zag Stitching
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
Needle Position Selector
Most of your zig-zag stitching will be done in centre
settings are used for special
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.