Practise straight stitching with paper, Practice for beginners – SINGER 404K User Manual
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Practice for Beginners—
The hand wheel should receive a start with the right hand at the same
machines of the lock-stitch type, the hand wheel should turn from the top
towards the operator.
acquired and the operator is able to start the machine and keep it running
During this practice and whenever a sewing machine is run with
out sewing, the needle should be unthreaded and the presser foot raised so
that it is not in contact with the feed.
Practise Straight Stitching with Paper.
until the operator can follow a line with ease before actually sewing, as crooked
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stitching will ruin a garment. Provide a few sheets of pad paper measuring
about six by nine inches, and with a pencil and ruler draw lines thereon
with stitching until perfect results are obtained. See Fig. 4.
The next practice should be with a sheet of paper of the same size. Begin
by stitching along one edge, keeping the edge of the paper even with the
right-hand edge of the presser foot. When near the corner, stop the machine
with the needle in the paper, raise the presser bar and turn thè paper ready
to stitch along the next side ; continue along the two remaining sides of the
paper and then use the first line of stitching as a guide, making a similar
pattern to that shown in Fig. 5. This gives practice in turning corners, as
well as in making a straight line of stitching by using the edge of the presser
foot as a guide. A medium length of stitch should be used for this practice.
knowledge of speed and control of the machine to enable her to proceed with