Deep-pile fabrics (fake fur), Velvet and velveteen – SINGER 413 User Manual
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HINTS ON SEWING SPECIAL FABRICS (Continued)
Smoothing Pile away
from Seam Allowance
DEEP-PILE FABRICS (Fake Fur)
• Pin, rather than baste, seams. Place
pins at close intervals at right angles
to the seamline. Pins with colored
heads are easy to see and remove.
• Sew in direction of nap.
• Stitch with a fairly long machine stitch
(8 to 10 straight stitches per inch) and
use polyester/cotton thread in a size
14 or 16 Style # 2020 needle.
• As seam is stitched, smooth pile away
from seam allowance with a darning
needle or upholstery pin.
After stitching seams with a f-inch
scissors to shear pile from entire seam
allowance to reduce bulk.
Stitch ¿-inch pre-shrunk tape Into
neckline and shoulder seams for sta
bility and reinforcement or stitch with
the straight stretch stitch.
• Leather and leather-look fabrics com
plement fur fabrics; use them for bound
buttonholes and easy button loops.
• Coat hems are less bulky if they are
narrow and finished with a 3-inch
fabric facing or grosgrain ribbon.
• Slash through the center fold of darts
and finger-press open, or stitch with a
narrow zig-zag stitch and trim away
excess fabric after stitching.
VELVET AND VELVETEEN
Use a light-pressure dial setting to prevent crushing pile.
Mark and baste with silk thread.
Use a Style # 2020, size 11 needle, and a fine thread for seaming.
"A" silk or nylon thread is recommended for velvet.
Always stitch in the direction of the nap.
For unpuckered seams, pin or hand baste together and then stitch
under light tension (see page 19). Extra-long, straight seams may be
machine basted with a long, wide zig-zag stitch.
When inserting a zipper, use the blindstitch for an almost invisible finish
(see page 44).
To sew panné velvet, use a ball-point needle and a shorter-than-normal
stitch length (12 to 15 straight stitches per inch).