SINGER 513 Stylist User Manual
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[Repairing Stretch Garments
Dial: O (Off)
Pattern Selector: | (plain zig-zag)
Stitch Width: I to ^
Stitch Length ; 25 or to suit fabric
General-Purpose Needle Plate and Foot
Seams and hems in stretch and elasticized
garments retain their elasticity when
stitched with the plain zig-zag stitch.
This stitch is particularly effective when
used in topstitch applications (as shown)
or to overedge. Make a test sample to
check selector settings.
Stretch Garment Repair
Breaks in press-open seams can be re
paired quickly and easily when you use the
straight stretch stitch. This stitch is idea!
for knit and stretch fabrics, and particu
larly useful for repairing or strengthening
curved seams, or seams that will receive
strain v\/hen worn.
1. Make a test sample to check selector
2. Remove loose thread along the break
and press seam edges together.
Re-stitch along original seamline,
guiding seam under presser foot with
out stretching fabric, letting the ma
chine move the fabric to make the
s-t-r-e-t-c-h' to the seam. Overlap
stitching one inch at each end. Press