Adjusting stitch length, Setting the dial, Reverse stitching – SINGER 6110 User Manual

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The stitch length dial controls the length of

stitches. The numbers around the edge of the
dial express stitch length in mm; the lower
the number, the shorter the stitch. Generally,
shorter stitches are best for lightweight fabric;

longer stitches for heavy fabric. The area from

0 to 1 is used for the adjustment of zig-zag

satin stitching (see page 21).

Setting the Dial

• Turn dial so that stitch length desired is

positioned under



• To shorten stitch length, turn dial clockwise

to a lower number,

• To lengthen stitch length, turn dial counter­

clockwise to a higher number.


For reverse stitching, depress push button lo­

cated in centre of dial, hold in until reverse
stitching is completed, then release push but­

ton. Push button can be depressed while ma­

chine is sewing.
Note: Reverse stitching cannot be done when

using a stretch stitch pattern.


Correct tension is important because too much

or too little will weaken your seams or cause

your fabric to pucker. Make a test sample with

the fabric and the thread you plan to use and
examine it. A welt balanced stitch, as shown in
illustration A, will have the needle and bobbin
threads locked between the two layers of fabric
with no loops on top or bottom and no puckers.
The tension dial regulates the degree of ten­
sion on your needle thread. Set it according
to the type of thread and fabric you use. The

numbers on the dial eliminate guesswork.

If the fabric puckers B. decrease tension. If
the stitches in your test sample look loose C,

increase needle thread tension.

• To decrease tension, turn dial to lower


• To Increase tension, turn dial to higher