Forming a thread shank, Satin stitching, Tapering/creative embroidery – SINGER W510 User Manual

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Buttons sewn on coats or jackets should
have a thread shank to make them stand

away from the fabric. iFig. 69) To form a
thread shank, sew over a pin or rounded

toothpick which can be inserted directly

into the button sewing foot.

After stitching the button to the fabric,
remove work from under the presser foot

leaving threads about six inches from fabric.
Remove pin or toothpick. Pull t.he threads

to back of button and form a shank between
button and fabric by winding threads tightly
around the attaching stitches. Pull threads

to back of the fabric and then tie thread
ends securely. {Fig. 69)


This is useful for decoration such as taper­
ing, manual designed embroidery, mono-

gramrriing, and applique. (Fig. 70)

The satin stitch, which is a very close zigzag
stitch, is obtained by setting the stitch

length as near to "


" as possible with­

out stopping the feeding action. The setting
will vary for different fabrics. It may be

desirable to loosen the upper tension slightly
to cause the threads to lock underneath, in
order to make the top surface look especial­
ly smooth. For lightweight fabrics, place

paper underneath the fabric while sewing for

best results.


Tapering is done by gradually increasing and
decreasing the stitch width while sewing.

{Fig. 71) By this method, tapered mono­

grams and other interesting designs can be
created. {Fig. 72) For tapered monograms

run the machine fast while turning the width

dial slowly from narrow to wide and back.

First, learn this stroke by letting the fabric

guide straight. Then, learn to pivot the
fabric as you are tapering by holding the
fabric at one point. Various strokes can be

combined to form letters and designs. Varie­
gated thread can give attractive results.



Length: ’/i—

Width: 1-5
Feed Dog: Up
Pressure: Normal

Foot: Embroidery
Needle Position: M




Width: 0-5

Feed Dog; Up

Pressure; Normal

Foot; Embroidery

NeedSe Position; M,

L or R