Seams in fabrics that ravel, Method ¿¿t — trimmed seam finish, Method #2 — overedged seam finish – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual
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SEAMS IN FABRICS THAT RAVEL
Seam edges support the garment and should
be given a durable finish if the fabric is likely
to ravel There are two ways of finishing
seams in such fabrics: trimming seam edge or
overedging. Make a test sample first to deter
mine whether method #1 or method #2 best
suits your fabric.
Method ¿¿t — Trimmed Seam Finish
Pattern: Plain Zig-Zag | or
Multi-Stitch Zig-Zag <
Stitch Width: 4 or 5
Stitch Control: 8 to 20 (approximately 1 to 3).
to suit stitch and fabric
Zig-Zag Throat Plate
1. Select the stitch pattern that best suits your
2. Adjust stitch width and stitch length to give
the most ‘'open'' stitch that will secure the
fabricedge; avoid harsh over-stitching.
3. Place stitching near the edge of the seam
4. Trim seam edges evenly, as shown, after
stitching is completed.
Method #2 — Overedged Seam Finish
♦ Pattern: Piain Zig-Zag |
, Blindstitch ^ ,or
Multi-Stitch Zig Zag <
♦ Stitch Width: 4 or 5
♦ Needle Position:
♦ Stitch Control: 8 to 20 (approximately 1 to 3),
to suit stitch and fabric.
^ Zig-Zag Throat Plate
♦ Zig-Zag Foot
1. Adjust stitch length and stitch width to suit
2. Trim seam edges evenly.
3. Place trimmed seam under the presser foot
and stitch so that the zig-zag stitches fall
over the edge of the seam allowance.