SINGER 714 Graduate User Manual

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Seam Repair


Breaks in press-open garment seams can be
repaired quickly and easily when you use the

straight stretch stitch (stitch pattern ^ , stitch
width A and stitch control on STRETCH set­
ting). This reinforced stitch is both strong and
flexible. It is ideal for knit and stretch fab­

rics and particularly useful for repairing or

strengthening curved seams or seams that will

receive strain when worn.

1. Make a test sample to check dial settings.

2. Remove loose thread along the break and

press the seam edges together.

3. Re-stitch along original seam line, guiding

seam under presser foot without stretch­

ing fabric, letting the machine move the

fabric to make the back-and-forth stitches
that give s-t-r-e-t-c-h to the seam. Overlap
stitching one inch at each end. Press seam


Pattern: Plain Zig-zag I

Needle Position;

A *

Stitch Width: 3 to 5

Stitch Control: 20 {approximately 1 to 1.5) or

to suit fabric
Zig-Zag Throat Plate
Zig-Zag Foot

Stretch Garment Repair

Seams and hems in stretch and elasticlzed
garments retain their elasticity when stitched
with the plain zig-zag stitch. This stitch is par­

ticularly effective when used In topstitch ap­

plications (as shown) or to overedge. Make a

test sample to check dial settings.

Bar Tacks

Bar tacks, to reinforce points of strain, are
made with the plain zig-zag stitch at satin

stitch length. Use them at pocket corners, to
attach garters, secure shoulder straps, belt

loops and zipper openings.


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