How to tuck silk or chiffon, How to make fine tucks and gross tucking, The many practical uses of the ruffler – SINGER 404K User Manual
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How to Tuck Silk or Chiffon.
It is possible to tuck silks, such as taffeta, quite as easily as cotton
material. Soft materials such as crepe de chine and georgette, are harder to
crease, but may be tucked successfullly if a piece of paper is slipped under the
Tucker. It is very necessary that the tensions be properly adjusted before
starting to tuck fine materials, as a tight tension will pucker the material and
cause the thread to break when the tuck is pressed.
How to Make Fine Tucks and Gross Tucking.
When making fine tucks it is necessary to use thread of the proper size
to suit the material to
needle, fine thread and
a short stitch are the
med with tucking are
the thread and stitches
are too coarse.
tensions on a piece of
the material you wish
to tuck, and be sure
they are properly ad
justed before tucking a garment.
When making cross tucking, first decide on the combination of tuck and
space you wish to use, and set the Tucker accordingly. Tuck the entire
piece of material lengthwise, then crosswise over the tucks. (See Fig. 98).
Care should be taken to see that the tucks lie in the proper direction before
starting to cross the tucks. To prevent the material from becoming bias as
it is tucked, it is well to press the tucks with an iron before the cross tucks
Attractive cross tucking may also be made by first tucking the material
lengthwise and then bias across the tucks.
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THE MANY PRACTICAL USES OF THE RUFFLER.
garments, but the modern way to make and apply these trimmings is quite
Singer Family Sewing Machines will make ruffles of any desired fullness at a
speed of ten yards in ten minutes, and by a simple adjustment the ruffles may
when making trimmings, and is so simple to use that by carefully following
the directions given in this book, perfect results may be obtained.