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
• 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.
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.)