Keeping up appearances, Mending a tear, Blanket binding – SINGER 717 Scholastic User Manual
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keeping up appearances
The plain zig-zag stitch is just as useful for
mending as it is for creative sewing. It forms
a firm, flexible bond for repairing tears and for
making bar tacks to repair lingerie and to re
inforce points of strain.
MENDING A TEAR
Stitch Width: 2 to 5
Stitch Control: About
Zig-Zag Throat Plate
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,
Often you can make an old blanket look almost
new by replacing the binding.
• Needle Position:
• Stitch Width: 5
• Stitch Control: 15 to 20
• Zig-Zag Throat Plate
• Zig-Zag Foot
1. Remove worn binding and baste new bind
ing in place,
2. Reduce pressure on fabric by turning the
pressure dial to a setting below normal and
increase stitch length, if necessary, so that
blanket feeds freely,
3. Stitch, and remove basting.
Bar tacks, to reinforce points of strain, are
made with the plain zig-zag stitch at a closed
A Tear Mended with Plain Zig-Zag Stitch
Bar-Tacked Belt Loops