Zigzag width control, Needle position control, Thread tension for zigzag stitch – SINGER W1717 User Manual
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The normal stitch length for most
fabrics is 3, but the length chosen
should depend on the fabric and
area of usage. Usually, heavier
faarics require longer stitches, and
lighter weight fabrics require
shorter stitches. For curved seams
and bias cut areas use a shorter
stitch length to add strength and
elasticity to the seam.
Applications of Straight
!|wing a seam with a longer
is useful for temporary
ms prior to fitting. Basting
inches also may be used when
ithering in fullness. Topstitching
be done very effectively with
long straight stitch. For a
der stitch, two threads of the
irnetype can be threaded through
needle (size 14 or 16). A
ivier thread such as buttonhole
be sure to use a larger needle
e 16 or 18). Basting instructions
To prevent seam ends unravelF
ing, set machine for straight
stitch and sew in reverse at
beginning and ending of seam.
5. ZIGZAG SEWING
Set machine as shown.
Zigzag Width Control
Set control at required number.
Larger the number, wider the
Set it at 0 for straight sewing.
Make sure needle is in upper
position when you set control.
Needle Position Control
Needle position can be changed
by turning needle position
When selecting position, make
sure needle is in upper position
to avoid tearing material or
Thread Tension for Zigzag
Better looking zigzag stitching
requires less upper tension than
Loosen upper tension slightly.