SINGER W1466 User Manual
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Be sure zigzag presser foot and zigzag needle plate are in place.
The satin stitch, Fig. 22, which is really just a very
short zigzag stitch, and the basis for most embroidery,
obtained by setting the stitch length as near the 0 as pos
sible without stopping the feeding action.
Adjusting the stitch width.
To stitch continuously at one width of zigzag stitching, set zigzag width stop (Fig. 13) to
the chosen^ stitch width number. Should you wish to move freely between any two widths
such as 21/2 and 5, in doing free-hand embroidery or buttonholes.
width will be produced until the zigzag knob (Fig. 13) is moved to the 5 width
With the machine set for a short stitch length, dif
ferent designs can be made by turning the stitch width
or zigzag knob back and forth between 0 and 5 or any
other combination of widths. Try setting the stop at 1
and 5, various other numbers.
Set a rhythm for yourself and then proceed. After
a while you will become quite skillful, varying your
designs by the speed of the machine, stitch length and
width and the manipulation of the lever.
SAMPLES OF CREATIVE EMBROIDERY
A. Sew a few stitches at 5 width, then allow knob
to spring back to 0 for a short period. Count, if necess-
ry, to establish a rhythm.
B. Set stop at 2 then move knob slowly between numbers 2 and 5 rather fast.
C. Set stop at 1. Gradually move knob from 1 to 5, allowing it to snap back quickly.