SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual

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Pattern: Straight Stitch

Stitch Width: A
Needle Position: A
Stitch Control: STRETCH
Zig-Zag Throat Piate
Zig-Zag Foot

When you use the straight stretch stitch to
seam knit, stretch, and elasticized fabric,

s-t-r-e-t-c-h and strength are built in as the

seam is being sewn. Because it is equally use­

ful for closed or press-open seam construction

and will not break thread under stress, the

straight stretch stitch is also good for seams

that receive an unusual amount of strain when
the garment is worn. For example: crotch
seaming, sleeve insertion, and construction
seams in sportswear and swimsuits.


1. Make a test sample to determine the cor­

rect thread tension. Be sure to insert a yel­

low-band needle in the machine if you are
stitching a synthetic knit fabric.

2. Stitch and guide fabric as you do for plain

seams stitched with the regular straight
stitch, letting the machine make the back-
and-forth stitches that give s-t-r-e-t-c-h to
the seam, if fabric has an unusual amount

of elasticity, it should be stitched under
tension as instructed on page 33 (Guiding

and Supporting Fabric).

3. Press seam as when using the regular

straight stitch.


Pattern: Plain Zig-Zag


Stitch Width: 1 to 2V2 *

Needle Position:


Stitch Control: 12 to 20 (approximately 1 to 2)
Zig-Zag Throat Plate
Zig-Zag Foot

To make a lingerie seam durable and flexible,
use the plain zig-zag stitch at a narrow width
setting. This seam treatment is particularly
suitable for bias seams. When seaming nylon
tricot, insert a yellow-band needle in the ma­
chine before you begin to sew,

♦ Straight-stitch the seam (dials set on black


sym.bols) on wrong side of fabric.

♦ Press both seam allowances in the same di­


♦ From the right side, topstitch with narrow

zig-zag stitching, letting the needle alter­

nately enter the seam line and the seam


straight Stretch Stitching

Lingerie Seam


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