Adjusting stitches to suit stretch fabrics – SINGER 8234 User Manual
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Adjusting stitches to suit
GUIDING AND SUPPORTING FABRIC
Most fabrics of stretch or knit construction
need only to be guided in front of the presser
foot when you use one of the stretch stitches.
Some fabrics - nylon tricot and elasticized
fabrics, for example - do require support while
® For nylon tricot and similar synthetic knits,
apply gentle tension by holding the seam in
front and back of the presser foot as you
sew (illustration A).
® For elasticized fabric, stretch lace, and knits
with an unusual amount of elasticity, apply
firm tension in front and back of the presser
foot to stretch the seam as the stitches are
being placed (illustration B).
CAUTION: Do not pull the fabric while you are
stitching as this may deflect the needle, causing
it to break.
ADJUSTING PRESSURE WHEN
SEWING KNIT AND STRETCH FABRIC
Some knit and stretch fabrics, because of
their structure, require either more of less than
normal (NORM) presser bar pressure to feed
smoothly and evenly.
• For thick, soft or very stretchy knits, de
crease pressure by turning dial from NORM
toward ^ .
m For nylon tricot, ciré and similar hard sur
face synthetic knits, increase pressure by
turning dial NORM toward MAX.