Sewing a seam, Keeping the seam straight – SINGER 8234 User Manual
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Sewing a seam
• Needle Position:
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• Stitch Width; | | f ^
® Stitch Length: To suit fabrJc
General Purpose Needle Plate
General Purpose Foot
1. Raise presser foot. Pull thread back under
presser foot leaving at least 10 cm (4
inches) of thread.
2. Position needle approximately 1 cm (1/2
inch) from fabric edge. Then lower presser
foot and backstitch almost to the edge of
the fabric for reinforcement by stitching in
reverse direction. For additional information
on reverse stitching refer to page 29.
Stitch forward to end of seam and stop ma
chine before the end of stitching line. (Do
not sew beyond edge of fabric).
3. Raise needle by turning hand wheel toward
you. Press reverse stitch push button and
back stitch 1 cm (1/2 inch) to reinforce
end of stitching.
4. Raise needle by turning hand wheel toward
you. Raise foot and remove fabric by
drawing it to the back and to the left. Cut
threads on thread cutter at rear of presser
6 — 19 mm (3/4”!
5 = 15 mm 15/8”:
4 — 1 2 mm d/2”
3 U 9 mm (3/8”
KEEPING THE SEAM STRAIGHT
To keep the seam straight, use one of the
numbered guidelines on the needle plate. The
dimensions they represent are shown in the il
CAUTION: Because of the up and down move
ment of the needle, you must work carefully and
watch the sewing area when operating the ma