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 STITCH CHART
Where to Use
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
Attaching elastic and stretch lace — Linge
rie and swimsuit construction — Girdle seams
— Seam finishes — Casings and waistband
All-purpose stretch sewing — Lingerie seams
— Attaching stay tapes *- Seam finishing —
Edge finishing — Attaching stretch lace.
(See Stitch Pattern Chart on Page 21)
Heavy-duty, all-purpose stretch sewing
Reversible topstitch applications.
Flexible blindstitch hemming *- Overcast
seam finishing — Shell hems in lingerie.
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.