Adjusting for your fabric, Setting stitch length, Regulating pressure – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual

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adjusting for your fabric


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
(maximum) setting.

Lov/er the presser foot before setting pressure,

♦ To increase pressure, turn dial from NORM

toward MAX.

♦ To decrease pressure, turn dial from NORM

toward DARN.

♦ For darning, set dial on DARN,

Red Line

Setting for
Stretch Stitching

Reverse Stitch Lever

Stitch Control Dial



Pressure Dial



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