Finishes for hems and facings, Ladder seams – SINGER 413 User Manual

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A ladder seam made with blindstitching

is both functional and decorative. Parti­
cularly appropriate for knit and stretch

fabrics, the blindstitch provides stretch­
able, decorative construction seams, and
edge finishes for necklines, pockets and
collars in sportswear and swimwear.

Flexi-Stitch Pattern Dial: O (off)

• Pattern Selector:

A...A (blindstitch)

• Needle Position: C (center)

• Stitch Width: 5

• Stitch Length : 10 to 15

• Thread Tension; Lighter than normal

• General Purpose Throat Plate

• General Purpose Foot

After stitching, open seam by pulling
fabric back on opposite sides of seam to

produce ladder effect. Press seam allow­

ances of construction seams to one side.

Seam allowances of enclosed seams are
pressed together in the usual way after

seam has been opened.


Hems and facing edges in knit and

stretch fabrics will be less apt to press
through gnd mark when given a flat
edge finish. Edge finishing with the plain
zig-zag stitch or blindstitch eliminates the

bulk of turned-in edges and retains fabric


Flexi-Stitch Pattern Dial: O (off)

• Pattern Selector: AfVWi (plain zig-zag) or

A...A (blindstitch)

• Needle Position: C (center)

• Stitch Width: 5

• Stitch Length: 8-20 (depending on fabric)

• General Purpose Throat Plate and Foot


1. Make a test sample.

2. Place stitching about i inch from

hem or facing edge.

3. Press after stitching and trim away

excess fabric close to the stitching line.

Opening Seam to form

Ladder Effect


Facing Finish

Finished Hem Edge