Basting, Placing fabric under presser foot, Stitching in reverse – SINGER 9124 User Manual
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SEWING A SEAM
You can sew seams easily and accurately when you follow the suggestions beiow.
Pin basting and hand basting are easy
ways to make temporary seams before
• To pin baste, insert pins at stitching
line. NEVER piace pins on the under
side of fabric in contact with the feed.
Do not sew over pins; pull them out as
To hand baste, make long, loose
stitches that can be easily removed.
PLACING FABRIC UNDER PRESSER
To place fabric under presser foot, raise
presser foot lifter (1) to its “up” position
(2), where it locks in place.
• The lifter can be raised and held in the
“extra high” position (3) for bulky fabrics.
STITCHING IN REVERSE
To reinforce beginnings or ends of
seams, push in reverse lever (1). Machine
will straight stitch in reverse for as long
as you hold the lever in.
• For continuous reverse stitching, push
lever in and slide it to the left to lock.
Unlock reverse lever by sliding it back
to the right and letting it return to its
KEEPING SEAMS STRAIGHT
To keep seams straight, use one of the
guidelines on the needie plate. The most
commonly used line (1) is extended onto
the slide plate. The crosslines (2) serve
as guides when stitching square corners.
USING THE SEAM GUIDE (N)
For extra help in keeping seams straight,
particularly for very narrow or very wide
seams, use the seam guide which comes
with your machine.
To attach the seam guide, place screw of
seam guide into the hole in the bed of the
machine, on the right side of slide plate
Line up the straight edge of the guide
with the needle plate guideline for desired
seam width and tighten .screw.
TURNING SQUARE CORNERS
To turn a square corner, use crosslines
on slide plate.
• Line up fabric with extended guidelines
on needle plate and stitch seam, slow
ing speed as you approach corner.
When bottom edge of fabric reaches
cornering crosslines (2) on slide plate,
Be sure needle is down in fabric.
Raise presser foot slightly. Turn fabric,
bringing bottom edge in line with guide
Continue stitching seam.