Construction details, Zipper – SINGER 717 Scholastic User Manual

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construction details


At the notions counter in your Singer Sewing

Center, you will find many different kinds of

zippers, one of which will be just right for

whatever you want to sew. How the zipper is

inserted will depend on the type of garment

and the location of the zipper. The zipper pack­

age win contain easy-to-foOow instructions.
And, if you use the zipper foot, you will find it
easy to form an even line of stitching close to

the zipper.

Needle Position: A

Stitch Width:


Stitch Control: 10 to 15

Zig-Zag Throat Plate or

Straight Stitch Throat Piate



Making the Welting

Adjusting the Zipper Foot

When the zipper is to the right of the needle:

1. Loosen the thumb screw at the back of the

foot, and slide the foot to the left of the


2. Check the position of the foot by turning the

hand wheel to lower the needle into the side
notch of the foot, making sure it clears the


3. Lock the foot into position by tightening the

thumb screw.

4. Lov^er presser bar. Make sure the needle

clears the foot on all sides of the notch,

V^hen the zipper Is to the left of the needle, ad­
just the foot to the right of the needle in the
same way.


The corded seam is a professional treatment

for slipcovers, children’s clothes, blouses, and

lingerie. To make a corded seam, make the

welting first (or buy it ready-made at a notions

counter), then stitch it into the seam. For both

steps, use the zipper foot so that you can place
the stitching close to the cord.


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