Adjusting stitch length, Needle-thread tension, Bobbin thread tension – SINGER 1263 User Manual

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4. Adjusting Stitch Length

Any stitch length setting from 1 to 4 mm will give
you an open zig-zag stitch.

The higher the number, the more open, or farther

apart your stitches will be.

The area between 0 and 1 on the dial is used for the

adjustment of zig-zag satin stitching, a series of

closely spaced plain zig-zag stitches that form a
smooth, satin-like surface. (Refer to page 40 for

information on satin stitching.)

5. Needle-Thread Tension

The needle-thread tension dial regulates the

amount of tension on the needle thread and lets

you select just the right setting for your fabric and
thread. The numbers on the dial eliminate guess­
work in duplicating settings.

Zig-zag stitching requires less tension than straight

stitching. Notice the stitching on your test sample.

The stitches should lie flat against the fabric with­

out causing the fabric to pucker. If the stitches are

not flat and the fabric is puckering, lower the ten­

sion by turning the dial to a lower number.

6. Bobbin Thread Tension

Bobbin thread tension is controlled by screw A,
located on the bobbin case. The tension is set at

the factor for regular sewing and should not be
adjusted unless the corners of a zig-zag stitch can­

not be locked by adjusting the needle-thread


On those rare occasions when it becomes neces­
sary to adjust the bobbin thread tension, use a very
small screwdriver. A very slight turn of screw A

will change the appearance of your stitching.

• To increase tension, turn screw to the right.

• To decrease tension, turn screw to the left.