Construction stitches multi-stitch zig-zag, Mending a tear, Finishes for hems and facings – SINGER 1288 User Manual
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The multi-stitch zig-zag is an extremely versatile stitch.
Use it to mend, join, or reinforce without bulk. With this
stitch you may attach elastic and stretch lace, con
struct lingerie and swimsuits, and finish seams. There
are many other useful applications for the multi-stitch
Mending a Tear
• Stitch; Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag Disc 2
• Needle Position:
• stitch Width: i } I I [j]
• Stitch Length: .5 to 1
• General purpose needle plate.
• General purpose foot or special purpose foot.
• Trim ragged edges.
• Place underlay on the wrong side of tear for rein
forcement. Baste one side of underlay in place.
• Stitch on the right side, bringing the edges of the tear
together. Shorten stitch length at ends and corners
to give extra strength.
• Trim underlay.
Finishes for Hems and Facings
Hem and facing edges in knit and stretch fabrics will
be less apt to press through and mark when given a
flat edge finish. Edge finishing with the multi-stitch
zig-zag eliminates the bulk of turned-in edges and re
tains fabric flexibility.
• Make a test sample to check thread tension and
stitch length if you are using the multi-stitch zig-zag.
• Place stitching about 1.3 cm (1/2 inch) from hem or
facing edge. Avoid stretching edge while sewing.
• Press after stitching and trim away excess fabric
close to the stitching line.