SINGER 513 Stylist User Manual
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Appliqué adds beauty and interest to clothing and household linens. You
can create your own design, trace a simple outline from a coloring book, or
use a motif cut from a printed fabric. Fabrics of like or different texture
combine equally well.
A closely spaced zig-zag stitch is most commonly used in appliqué work,
but other stitch patterns may also be used effectively. Although you may vary
stitch width to accommodate fabric weave or texture, never allow the
stitch to be too wide.
When appliquéing, make a test sample to help you decide which of the
following methods is more appropriate for your fabric and design.
Trimming after Stitching
Stitching after Trimming
® Baste appliqué design to fabric.
© Outline design with straight stitching
(use a short stitch).
© Remove basting and press.
© Attach special purpose foot.
IVlethod # 1—Trinimiog after
Set machine for desired appliqué
stitch and set stitch width. Adjust
stitch length in the FINE area of the
stitch length dial.
2. Outline the entire design with appliqué
3. Cut away the fabric on the outer edges
1. Trim outside fabric edges close to
straight stitch outline of design.
2. Set machine for plain zig-zag stitching
and set stitch width. Adjust stitch
length in the FINE area of the stitch
3. Overedge the design with zig-zag satin
stitching. This step will produce- a
smooth, lustrous finish that requires no