Adjusting for your fabric, Setting stitch length, Regulating pressure – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual
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adjusting for your fabric
SETTING STITCH LENGTH
The stitch control dial regulates the length of
both straight and zig-zag stitches. The numbers
6 to 20 represent the number of straight
stitches per inch and the numbers 1 to 4 repre
sent stitch length in millimeters. Generally,
shorter stitches are best for lightweight fabric,
longer ones for heavy fabric. Curved seams,
bias-cut seams, and scallops require short
straight stitches for elasticity and smooth con-
The FINE area is used for adjustment of zig-zag
satin stitching (page 24).
The STRETCH setting is used for straight-
stretch stitching and FlexhStitch patterns only.
For information on Flexi-Stitch patterns and
straight-stretch stitching, see pages 21 and 32.
• To set stitch control, turn dial until setting
desired is under the red line.
For reverse stitching, simply press reverse-
stitch lever all the way down and hold in place.
Release lever for forward stitching.
The pressure dial regulates the pressure that
the presser foot exerts on the fabric. Correct
pressure is important because it means fabric
feeds smoothly and evenly. The HOHM (nor
mal) setting is an all-purpose setting that can
be used for sewing a wide variety of fabrics
of different weights and textures. Intermediate
notched settings, above and below NORIVI,
are also provided. When you need extra con
trol to sew very heavy fabric, use the MAX
Lov/er the presser foot before setting pressure,
♦ To increase pressure, turn dial from NORM
♦ To decrease pressure, turn dial from NORM
♦ For darning, set dial on DARN,
Reverse Stitch Lever
Stitch Control Dial