Satin stitching, Accessories and selector settings, Adjusting stitch length – SINGER 413 User Manual

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satin stitching

Adjusting Stitch Length



Adjusting Thread Tension


Satin stitching—a series of closely spaced
zig-zag stitches that form a smooth, satin-
like surface—is useful for both practical
and decorative work.

When you wish to produce a satin stitch
for applique or bar tacks, for example,
make a test sample first so that you can
adjust the stitch length and thread tension
properly. Soft fabrics may require a back­
ing to ensure firm satin stitching. Crisp
lawn or organdy Is suitable for this



F/exi-Stitch Pattern Dial:


• Pattern Selector: /WW (plain zig-zag)

• Needle Position : C

• Stitch Width: 1-5

• Stitch Length : FINE (20 or above)

• General Purpose Throat Plate

• Special Purpose Foot

• Pressure: 2 or 3

Adjusting Stitch Length

1. Turn stitch length selector dial to 20

(the beginning of FINE area).

2. Run the machine at a slow speed.

3. Gradually turn the stitch length dial

clockwise until stitches are closely

spaced and form a smooth surface.

Adjusting Thread Tension

Satin stitching requires less tension than

straight stitching or open zig-zag stitching.

Furthermore, the wider the stitch, the

lighter the tension on the thread must be.

Notice the stitching on your sample. If

the fabric is puckered, lower the needle-
thread tension by turning the tension dial
to a lower number.