Repairing stretch garments, Repairing seams – SINGER 413 User Manual
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Repairing Stretch Garments
Flexi-St/tch Pattern Dial: O (off)
Pattern Selector: /vww (plain zig-zag)
Needle Position: C (center)
Stitch Width : 3 to 5
Stitch Length : 20 or to suit fabric
General Purpose Throat Plate and Foot
Stretch Garment Repair
Seams and hems in stretch and elasticized
garments retain their elasticity when
stitched with the plain zig-zag stitch.
This stitch is particularly effective when
used in topstitch applications (as shown)
or to overedge. Make a test sample to
check selector settings.
Breaks in press-open seams can be
repaired quickly and easily when you use
the straight stretch stitch. This stitch is
ideal for knit and stretch fabrics, and
strengthening curved seams, or seams
that will receive strain when worn.
1. Make a test sample to check dial
2. Remove loose thread along the break
and press seam edges together.
Re-stitch along original seamline,
guiding seam under presser foot with
machine move the fabric to make the
back - and - forth stitches that give
s-t-r-e-t-c-h to the seam. Overlap
stitching one inch at each end. Press