Keeping up appearances, Mending a tear, Blanket binding – SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual

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keeping up appearances

Many zig-zag siiich patterns are Just as useful

for mending as they are for creative sewing.

The muiti-stitch zig-zag (a built-in pattern)

forms a firm, flexible bond that is ideal for re­

pairing tears.


• Pattern: Muiti-Stitch Zig-Zag

Needle Position:


• Stitch Width: 2 to S
• Stitch Control: Approximately 20 (1 to 1.5)
• Zig-Zag Throat Plate

• Zig-Zag Foot

1. Trim ragged edges.

2. Place underlay on the wrong side of tear for

reinforcement. (It is best not to baste or pin

the underlay, since you will be bringing the
edges together in the next step.)

3. Stitch on the right side, bringing the edges

of the tear together. Shorten stitch length at
ends and corners to give extra strength.

4. Trim underlay.

Tear amended with Multi-Stiteh Zig-Zag


Often you can make an old blanket look almost
new by replacing the binding.A zig-zag stitch
pattern such as the plain zig-zag or muiti-

stitch zig-zag or the semaphore Flexl-Stltch
pattern may be used.

• Pattern: Desired zig-zag stitch (see above)

♦ Stitch Width: 5
• Needle Position:


• Stitch Control:


for Flexi-Stitch pattern,

or approximately 15 to 20 (1.5), to suit stitch and


♦ Pressure: NORM or less
* Zig-Zag Throat Plate
♦ Zig-Zag Foot

1, Make a sample to determine correct dial

settings. Reduce pressure on fabric and

increase stitch length, if necessary, so that

blanket feeds freely.

2, Remove worn binding and baste new bind­

ing securely in place.

3, Stitch, and remove basting.

Blanket Binding


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