SINGER 413 User Manual

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Correct tension is important because too

much or too little will weaken your seams
or cause your fabric to pucker. Make a

test sample with the fabric and thread
you plan to use and examine it. A perfect
stitch will have the needle and bobbin
threads locked between the two layers of
fabric with no loops on top or bottom and

no puckers.


Needle-Thread Tension

The tension dial regulates the degree of
tension on your needle thread. Set it

according to the type of thread and fabric
you use. The numbers on the dial eliminate
guesswork in duplicating settings.

If the stitches in your test sample look

loose, increase needle-thread tension. If

the fabric puckers, decrease tension.

• To increase tension, turn dial to

higher number.

• To decrease tension, turn dial to

lower number.