SINGER 513 Stylist User Manual
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SEWÜ'MG KNÜ'AND STRETCH FABRIC (Continued)
Straight Stretch Stitching
F!exi-Stitch Dial: Red I
Pattern Selector: Any Setting
Needle Position :X
Stitch Width: \
Stitch Length Dial: Red ^
General-Purpose Needle Plate
© Speed : Moderate
When you use the straight stretch
stitch to seam knit stretch, and
elasticized fabric, s-t-r-e-t-c-h and
strength are built in as the seam is
being sevA/n. Because it is equally
useful for closed or press-open
seam construction and will not break
thread under stress, the straight
stretch stitch is also good for seams
that receive an unusual amount of strain
when worn. For example : crotch seaming,
sleeve insertion, and construction seams
in sportswear and bathing suits.
Make a test sample to determine
thread tension and stitch balance.
Be sure to insert a bali-point (yellow
band) needle in machine if you are
stitching a synthetic knit fabric, and
increase presser-bar pressure if neces
2. Stitch and guide fabric as you do for
plain seams stitched with the regular
straight stitch, letting the machine
make the back-and-forth stitches that
give s-t-r-e-t-c-h to the seam, if
fabric has an unusual amount of
elasticity, it should be stitched under
tension as instructed under "Guiding
and Supporting Fabric" (see below).
Press seam as when using the regular
Applying Genife Tension
GOIDiWG AMD ,
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. Simply increase presser
bar pressure and let the machine move
the fabric to make the stitches that give
S'-i-r-e~t-c-h to the seam,.
Some fabrics, however, require support
while being stitched.
© For nylon tricot, ciré, panné velvet and
similar synthetic knits, apply gentle
tension by holding fabric taut in front
and back of the presser foot as you sew.