Free-arm sewing, Buttons, Sleeves – SINGER 8019 User Manual

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Free-Arm Sewing

Fabric handling, when sewing tubular and
hard to reach garment areas, is simplified
when you convert your sewing machine to
tree-arm sewing. Some of the sewing jobs for
which you will find the free arm particularly

useful are shown on this and the following
pages. You will discover many more for your­


To convert to free-arm sewing, simply press
down on corner of

Flip & Sew

panel on sewing

machine with heel of right hand.

To raise

Flip & Sew

panel, place hand under

panel and lift up until it locks into place. A

click will be heard when panel is locked in




Sewing buttons on a cuff or neckband is no

longer a task when the free-arm surface Is
used. Cuffs slip around the sewing surface

without being pulled out of shape, so you can
see and handle the stitching area easily.


Free-arm sewing takes the difficulty out of top-

stitching a sleeve. The armhole rotates
smoothly under the needle so that you can

place stitching accurately. The extra control

afforded by the free arm is especially helpful
for topstitching flat-fell seams.

Badges, emblems and insignias can be
attached to shirts and uniforms by slipping
sleeve or hard-to-reach area over the sewing


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