Construction stitches multi-stitch zig-zag, Mending a tear, Finishes for hems and facings – SINGER 1288 User Manual

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Construction Stitches

Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag

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.