SINGER 513 Stylist User Manual

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@ Flexi-Sîiîch Dial : O (Off)

i5 Pattern Selector : ^ (blindstitch)

® Needle Position : i

® Stitch Width ; > (narrow)

® Stitch Length : 12

® General-Purpose Needle Plate

® Zipper Foot

Blindstiiching, used instead of straight

stitching for the final step in zipper
insertion, gives a fine finish that is almost

invisible. Indispensable for knits, napped

and sheers.

1. Allow for a J-inch seam allowance in

the zipper area when you cut garment.

2. Insert zipper in the usual way up to the

final step; then, turn garment right
side out and spread fiat with zipper

3. Work from the right side and pin

zipper tape into position.


Baste a guideline for blindstitching

alongside zipper, about f-inch from

garment seam. Make sure basting

stitches go through all fabric layers and
zipper tape. Remove pins.

5. Adjust zipper foot to right side of


6. Turn garment wrong side out. Piace

lower end of zipper tape over feed and

turn front section of garment back to

line of basting, creating a soft fold to

the left of the needle.

7. Set stitch width selector and position

work so that the straight stitches will

go through the seam allowance and
zipper tape, and the sideward stitches
catch a few threads of the fold.

8. Lower zipper foot and stitch slowly.

After stitching, remove basting and

press lightly.

Final Step of Blindstitch

Zipper insertion

Completed Blindstitch

Zipper insertion