Sewing the professional way – SINGER 513 Stylist User Manual
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SEWING THE PROFESSIONAL WAY
When you sew stretch fabric, doubleknit, tricot and jersey, choose one of
the stitch patterns that sew stretch into the seam. A variety of different
stitches are available so you can choose just the right one for your fabric and
sewing job. The table below will help you make the right selection.
Remember to use a bail-point needle (Style# 2045) in the machine and
increase presser bar pressure when you attach elastic or sew a synthetic
knit or stretch fabric.
STRETCH STITCH CHART
Where to Use
Straight Stretch Stitch
Plain seams that s-t-r-e-t-c-h (press-open or
closed construction)—'Crotch seaming—Sleeve
and gusset insertion—Flexible topstitching—•
Swim and ski suit construction—Attaching patch
pockets—Repairing and reinforcing seams.
Plain Zig-Zag Stitch
All-purpose stretch sewing—Lingerie seams—
finishing—Attaching stretch lace.
Flexible blindstitch hemming—Overcast seam
finishing—Shell hems in lingerie—Ladder seams
—Blindstitch zipper insertion.
versible topstitch applications.
Slant Overedge Stitch
Overedged seams that stretch in sportswear,
knitwear, slacks, and bathing suits.