Decorative touches, Applique, Preparation – SINGER 413 User Manual
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Applique adds beauty and interest to clothing and household linens. You
can create your own design, trace a simple outline from a coloring book,
or use a motif cut from a printed fabric. Fabrics of like or different texture
combine equally well.
A closely spaced zig-zag stitch is most commonly used in applique work,
but other stitch patterns may also be used effectively. Although you may
vary stitch width to accommodate fabric weave or texture, never allow
the stitch to be too wide.
When appliqueing, make a test sample to help you decide which of the
following methods is more appropriate for your fabric and design.
• Baste applique design to fabric.
• Outline design with straight stitching
(use a short stitch).
• Remove basting and press.
• Attach special purpose foot.
Method # 1 —Trimming after
Set machine for desired applique
stitch and set stitch width. Adjust
stitch length in the FINE area of the
stitch length dial.
2. Outline the entire design with applique
3. Cut away the fabric on the outer edges
Method # 2
1. Trim outside fabric edges close
straight stitch outline of design.
2. Set machine for plain zig-zag stitching
and set stitch width. Adjust stitch
length in the FINE area of the stitch
3. Overedge the design with zig-zag satin
stitching. This step will produce a
smooth, lustrous finish that requires no
Trimming after Stitching
Stitching after Trimming