Zig-zag seam finishes, Method 1 — trimmed seam finish, Method 2—overedge seam finish – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Zig-Zag Seam Finishes

Seam edges support the garment and should be given
a durable finish if the fabric is likely to ravel. There are
two methods of finishing seams in such fabrics: trim­

ming seam edge or overedging. Make a test sample to

determine which method best suits your fabric.

• Pattern: Zig-Zag Disc 1

• Needle Position: !• [2 -I

• Stitch Width: i ||| ^ § |

• Stitch Length: 1 to 3 to suit fabric

• General Purpose Needle Plate

• General Purpose Foot

Method 1 — Trimmed Seam Finish

• Adjust stitch width and length to give you the most

open stitch that will secure the fabric edge; avoid
harsh overstitching.

• Stitch near the edge of seam allowance and trim

seam edges evenly after stitching.

Method 2—Overedge Seam Finish

• Adjust needle thread tension, stitch width and stitch

length to suit fabric.

• Trim seam edges evenly.

• Place trimmed seam under the foot and overedge

the seam allowance as illustrated.

Lingerie Seams

To make a lingerie seam durable and flexible use the

plain zig-zag stitch at a narrow width setting. This
seam treatment is particularly suitable for bias seams.
When seaming nylon tricot insert a 2045 needle in the
machine before you begin to sew.

• Straight stitch the seam line on wrong side of fabric.

• Press both seam allowances in the same direction.

• From the right side, topstitch with narrow zig-zag

stitching, letting the needle alternately enter the
seam line and seam thickness. (Stitch width narrow;

stitch length 1 to 1.5.)