Top stitching, Appiique, Method no. 1 – SINGER 8019 User Manual

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Top Stitching

A practical simple way to accent the lines of
dress or coat is to place one or more rows of

stitching along collars, lapels, facing edges,

pockets, sleeves, etc. For a tailored look, use

rows of straight stitching. For decorative in­
terest. use stitch pattern.


Applique' adds beauty and interest to clothes
and household linens. Either contrasting or

self fabric can be used effectively.

The stitch most commonly used applique'ing

is the plain zig-zag stitch (see page 25),

closely spaced to form a satin stitch. The
width of this stitch can be varied to accommo­
date fabrics of different weaves and textures.

Many of the other stitch patterns can be used

to applique' with decorative stitching.

To prepare for applique'ing. make a sample
to help you decide which of the following two
methods Is more appropriate for your fabric
and design.

• Mark design on piece of fabric to be


• Cut out design leaving about 2cm (3/4")

margin all around.

• Position the design.

• Baste it to the fabric.

• Attach special purpose foot.

Method No. 1

1. Select a stitch patterti suitable for the

desired sewing application. Set stitch
width selector for the desired width. For
white patterns, set stitch length dial for

satin stitching between 0 and 1; for green and
blue patterns, set it on position 4 (Green/Blue).

2. Outline the entire design with applique'


3. Trim away excess fabric on the outer

edges of the stitching. Remove basting.

Method No. 2

1. Select a stitch pattern suitable for the

desired sewing application.

2. Adjust stitch width selector for regular

straight stitching and outline the entire
design with a short stitch.

3. Trim raw edges to the stitching.

4. Adjust stitch width selector to desired width

setting for applique’ pattern, and set stitch

length selector between0and 1 (or on po­

sition 4 (Green/Blue) if using one of the green

or blue Flexi-Stitch patterns.)

5. Stitch, following and covering straight-

stitch outline. This step will produce
smooth overedged finish with no raw
edges to be trimmed.

Method No. 3

• Purchased motifs can be applique'd quickly

and easily by using a straight or decorative

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