Sewing knit and stretch fabric, Stretch stitch chart, Stitch – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual

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sewing knit and stretch fabric

When you are sewing stretch fabrics, double-

knit, tricot or jersey, choose one of the stretch

patterns that build s-t-r-e4-c-h into the seam.

The table below will help you make the right

Remember to use a ball-point (yellow band)
needle, Catalog 2045, in the machine, and In­
crease presser foot pressure when you are at­
taching elastic or sewing a synthetic knit or

stretch fabric.



Where to Use

Straight Stretchf

Straight Stitch — Stitch Width A

Stitch Control on STHETCH

Plain seams that s-t-r-e-t-c-h (press-open or

closed construction) -* Crotch seaming —
Sleeve and gusset Insertion — Flexible top
stitching — Swim and ski suit construction

Attaching patch pockets — Repairing and

reinforcing seams.

Multl-SlUch Zig-Zag

Built-in Pattern

Attaching elastic and stretch lace — Linge­

rie and swimsuit construction — Girdle seams

— Seam finishes — Casings and waistband


Plain Zig-Zag

Buiit-ln Pattern

All-purpose stretch sewing — Lingerie seams

— Attaching stay tapes *- Seam finishing —

Edge finishing — Attaching stretch lace.

Ric-Rao Stltchf

(See Stitch Pattern Chart on Page 21)

Heavy-duty, all-purpose stretch sewing
Reversible topstitch applications.


Built-in Pattern

Flexible blindstitch hemming *- Overcast

seam finishing — Shell hems in lingerie.

Overedge Stretch

Built-in Pattern

Overedge seams that stretch—Crotch seams
—Waistband and seam finishes in shorts and
slacks — Ski-suit, snow-suit, and swimsuit


Slant Overedge Stretch Stitchf

(See Stitch Pattern Chart on Page 21}

Sweater and swimsuit construction — Over­
cast seams in bulky knits and stretch terry
cloth — Attaching elastic and stretch lace —
Edge finishes for seams, hems, and facings.

tThis stitch is designed for strength and permanence and cannot be readily ripped out without risk of fabric damage.


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