Adjusting stitches for stretch fabrics, Guiding and supporting fabric – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Adjusting Stitches

for Stretch Fabrics

Guiding and Supporting Fabric

Most fabrics of stretch or knit construction need only

to be guided in front of the presser foot when you use
one of the stretch stitches. Some fabrics—nylon tricot

and eiasticized fabrics, for example—do require sup­
port while being stitched.

1. For nylon tricot and similar synthetic knits, apply

gentle tension by holding the seam in front and back

of the presser foot as you sew.

2. For eiasticized fabric, stretch lace, and knits with an

unusual amount of elasticity, apply firm tension in

front and back of the presser foot to stretch the
seam as the stitches are being placed.


Do not pull the fabric while you are stitching as

this may deflect the needle, causing it to break.