Keeping up appearances, Mending, Bar tacks – SINGER 413 User Manual

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keeping up appearances


The plain zig-zag pattern is just as useful
for mending as it is for creative sewing.

It forms a flexible bond for repairing

tears and stretch garments.

Mending a Tear

Flexi-St/tch Pattern Dial:



Pattern Selector: AAAW (plain zig-zag)

Needle Position: C (center)

Stitch Width : 4 or 5

Stitch Length: About 20

General Purpose Throat Plate and Foot

1. Trim ragged edges.

2. Place underlay on the wrong side of

tear for reinforcement. (It Is best not
to baste or pin the underlay since you
will be bringing the edges of tear
together in the next step.)

3. Stitch on the right side, bringing the

edges of the tear together.


Shorten stitch length at ends and

corners to give extra strength.

5. Trim underlay.

Bar Tacks

Bar tacks, to reinforce points of strain,

are made with the plain zig-zag stitch at
satin stitch length. Use them at pocket
corners, to attach garters, secure shoulder
straps, belt loops and zipper openings.

Tear Mended with

Plain Zig-zag

Bar-Tacked Belt Loops