Satin stitching, Accessory and selector settings, Adjusting stitch length – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Satin Stitching

When you wish to produce a satin stitch, make a test
sample first so you can cidjust stitch length and thread
tension properly. Soft fabric may require a backing to

insure a firm stitch. Crisp organdy, lawn or a fusible
interfacing are suitable for this purpose.

Accessory and Selector Settings

• Pattern: Zig-Zag Disc 1

• Needle Position;

JL [X]


• Stitch Width:


Stitch Length: 0 to 1

General Purpose Needle Plate

General Purpose Foot

Adjusting Stitch Length

• Turn stitch length selector dial to 1.

• Run the machine, at a slow speed and slowly turn

stitch length dial toward the right until stitches are
closely spaced and form a smooth surface.

Adjusting Needle Thread Tension

Zig-zag stitching usually requires less needle thread

tension than straight stitching. Thread machine cor­

rectly and make a test sample with the same fabric,

thread, needle and stitch pattern combination you

plan to use. Stitches should lie flat without causing
fabric to pucker.

If puckering occurs, lower the tension by turning dial

to a lower number. An underlay or tissue paper back­
ing may be needed.

Satin stitching requires less tension than straight
stitching or open zig-zag stitching. Furthermore, the
wider the stitch,, the lighter the tension on the thread

must be. Notice the stitching on your sample. If the

fabric is puckered, lower the needle-thread tension
by turning the tension dial to a lower number.