Ornamental stitching – SINGER 404K User Manual
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Requiring no special attachment or skill, this effective form of ornamental
stitching deserves attention from those who like to explore the many novel
stitching processes open to the Singer machinist.
Very attractive decorations may be made by winding the bobbin with
heavy embroidery silk and using plain sewing silk in the needle. The under
tension is entirely released. (See page 17). The silk should pull perfectly
free from the bobbin. The stitching is then done as for plain sewing, with
the right side of the material down. If desired, a silk of contrasting colour
may be used on top to show between the stitches. (See Fig. I l l ) , Thread
the machine in the usual way and pull up the under thread before starting
to stitch. The length of stitch will vary the effect of this trimming and the
upper tension may also be adjusted slightly to make the stitches stand up and
appear loose. About ten stitches to the inch makes an attractive decoration
for woollen materia].
A novel trimming may be made by stamping a design on the wrong
side of the garment and following the line with the needle. If the design
is small, it may be necessary to run the machine slowly and to raise the bar
occasionally to adjust the material properly at the curves. It will also be
found easier to stitch over the design if the Quilting Foot (see page 55) is
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used, as it allows a clearer view of the lines to be followed. When the design
is ffnished, the end of the silk may be threaded into a hand sewing needle and
pulled through to the under side for fastening.
can be employed most attractively upon children’s dresses. Various furnish
ings are also suitable for treatment, while, by substituting ñne wool on the
bobbin, instead of the silk mentioned above, quite artistic but inexpensive
cushion covers, etc., in coarse linen, crash or similar material, can be decorated
with suitable designs.