Sewing the professional way, Zippers, Adjusting the zipper foot – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual

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At the notions counter in your Singer store,

you will find many different kinds of zippers,
one of which will be just right for whatever you
wish to sew. How the zipper is inserted will
depend on the type of garment and the loca­

tion of the zipper. The zipper package will con­
tain easy-to-follow instructions. And, if you use
the zipper foot, you will find it easy to form an

even line of stitching close to the zipper.

Pattern: Straight Stitch
Stitch Width:
Needle Position:


Stitch Control: 10 to 15 (approximately 1,5 to 2,5)

Zig-Zag or Straight Stitch Throat Plate

Zipper Foot

Adjusting the Zipper Foot

When the zipper is to the right of the needle:

1. Loosen the thumb screw at the back of the

foot, and slide the foot to the left of the

2. Check the position of the foot by turning the

hand wheel to lower the needle into the side

notch of the foot, making sure it clears the


3. Lock the foot into position by tightening the

thumb screw.

4. Lower presser bar. Make sure the needle

clears the foot on all sides of the notch.

When the zipper is to the left of the needle,

adjust the foot to the right of the needle in the

same way.

Adjusting the Zipper Foot

Zipper Foot to

Right of Needle

Zipper Foot to

Left of Needle

Zipper Insertion


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