Decorative touches – SINGER 717 Scholastic User Manual

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decorative touches


Border designs that add a decorative touch to

wearing apparel and household items can be
created by combining different types of
straight stitching and zig-zag stitching. Simple

or elaborate, delicate or bold, they can be var­

ied to suit the application. Use them as you

would a braid or to simulate horizontal, vertical

or bias stripes on plain fabric.


Mark or crease fabric for the center line of first
row of stitching. If spacing between rows is not

greater than Vt inch, gauge additional rows
with the presser foot. If spacing is wider, mark

Border Design

for each line of stitching. Use a backing of

crisp lawn, organdy or organza and be sure to
make a test sample on a swatch of your fabric

to check stitch settings and thread tension.


Applique adds beauty and interest to clothing
and household linens. You can create your
own design, trace a simple outline from a col­
oring book, or use a motif cut from a printed
fabric, fabrics of like or different texture com­
bine equally well.

Use a closely spaced, fairly narrow zig-zag

stitch. Although you may vary stitch width to
accommodate fabric weave or texture, never
allow the stitch to be too wide.

When appliqueing, make a test sample to help
you decide which of the following methods is

more appropriate lor your fabric and design.


• Baste applique design to fabric.

♦ Outline design with straight stitching (use a

short stitch).

• Remove basting and press.

♦ Attach zig-zag throat plate and foot.

i/lethod #1—‘Trimming after Sl^tching

Method #1

1. Set stitch width dial. Adjust stitch length in

the FINE area of the stitch control.

2. Outline the entire design with applique


3. Cut away the fabric on the outer edges of

the stitching with embroidery scissors.

Method #2

1. Trim outside edges close to straight stitch

outline of design.

2. Set stitch width dial. Adjust stitch length in

the FINE area of the stitch control.

3. Overedge the design with satin stitching.

This step will produce a smooth, lustrous
finish that requires no additional trimming.

NOTE: For best results in satin stitching, the special purpose foot is recommended (avaiiabie for purchase, see page 43).


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