Sewing a seam, Placing fabric under foot, Basting – SINGER 2517 Merritt User Manual

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Sewing a seam


You can sew seams easily and accurately when you follow

the suggestions below.

Placing fabric under foot

Most fabrics can be placed under the foot by raising the

pesser foot lifter (1) to its normal "Up” position (2),

where it locks in place.

When using bulky fabric, multiple fabric layers or an

embroidery hoop, raise the lifter to the high rise position

(3), thus increasing the space between the foot and the

needle plate.

® Lower presser foot lifter all the way down and you are

ready to sew.


Pin basting and hand basting are easy ways to make
temporary seams before machine sewing.

To pin baste, insert pins at stitching line. NEVER place

pins on the underside of fabric in contact with the

feed. Do not sew over pins; pull them out as you

To hand baste, make long stitches that can be easily


Keeping seams straight

To keep seams straight, use one of the guidelines on the

needle plate.

The most commonly used line (1), the 5/8 inch (1.6

cm) seam allowance, is extended onto the slide plate.


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