Starting a seam, Guiding and supporting fabric – SINGER 2517 Merritt User Manual
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Starting a seam
Place fabric under presser foot 1/2 inch <12mnn) from
rear of fabric. Align the right edge with one of the seam
guidelines on the needle plate. Lower the presser foot.
Backstitch to the edge of the fabric for reinforcement by
pushing in the reverse button located in centre of the
stitch length dial. Hold button in until stitching reaches
edge of fabric.
Release push button for forward stitching.
Guiding and supporting fabric
• For tricot, and other similar synthetic knits, apply
gentle tension by holding the fabric at the front and
back of presser foot as you sew. Do not pull fabric.
® For elasticated fabric, stretch lace, and knits with an
unusual amount of elasticity, hold the fabric firmily in
front and back of the presser foot to stretch the seam
as the stitches are being placed.