Starting a seam, Guiding and supporting fabric – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual
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Starting a Seam
Stitching a Seam
Guiding and Supporting Fabric
Applying Gentle Tension
Applying Firm Tension
STARTING A SEAM
1« With presser foot raised, turn hand wheel
toward you to position needle in fabric
about 1/2 inch (13mm) from starting edge.
Lower the presser foot.
2, Press reverse-stitch lever all the way down
and hold in place. Backstitch to edge of
fabric for reinforcement.
3. Release reverse-stitch lever and stitch in
GUIDING AND SUPPORTING FABRIC
Most fabrics need only to be guided in front of
the presser foot. Some fabrics, however, re
quire support while being stitched, as shown.
These fabrics require using the straight stitch
* For filmy sheers, knits, tricot, etc., apply
gentle tension by holding seam in front and
back of the presser foot.
* For stretch fabrics, apply firm tension front
and back when stitching in the same direc
tion as the stretch. For seams not on the
stretch direction, stitch in the conventional
manner, guiding fabric in front of the presser