Procedure, Guiding and supporting fabric – SINGER 413 User Manual
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• Flexi-Stitch Pattern Dial: Red |
• Pattern Selector: Any Setting
• Needle Position : C
• Stitch Width : O
• Stitch Length Dial: Red
• General Purpose Throat Plate
• General Purpose or Special
• Speed; Moderate
When you use the straight stretch
stitch to seam knit, stretch, and
elasticized fabric, s-t-r-e-t-c-h and
strength are built in as the seam is
being sewn. Because it is equally
useful for closed or press-open
seam construction and will not
break thread under stress, the
straight stretch stitch is also good
for seams that receive an unusual
amount of strain when worn. For
example: crotch seaming, sleeve
insertion, and construction seams in
sportswear and bathing suits.
1. Make a test sample to determine
thread tension and stitch balance.
PLAIN STRETCH SEAMS
Straight Stretch Stitching
Be sure to insert a bail-point
(yellow band) needle in machine
if you are stitching a synthetic
knit fabric, and increase presser
bar pressure if necessary.
2. Stitch and guide fabric as you do
for plain seams stitched with the
regular straight stitch, letting the
machine make the back-and-
fabric has an unusual amount of
elasticity, it should be stitched
under tension as instructed under
"Guiding and Supporting Fabric"
3. Press seam as when using the
regular straight stitch.
GUIDING AND SUPPORTING
Most fabrics of stretch or knit con
struction need only to be guided in
front of the presser foot when you
use one of the stretch stitches.
Simply increase presser bar pressure
and let the machine move the fabric
to make the stitches that give
s-t-r-e-t-c-h to the seam.
Some fabrics, however, require sup
port while being stitched.
For nylon tricot, ciré, panné
velvet and similar synthetic knits,
apply gentle tension by holding
fabric taut in front and back of the
presser foot as you sew.
• For elasticized fabric, stretch lace,
and knits with an unusual amount
of elasticity, apply firm tension in
front and back of the presser foot
to stretch the seam as the stitches
are being placed.