Chapter 3. straight stitching, Adjusting machine stitch to suit your fabric – SINGER 5147 User Manual

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Chapter 3. Straight Stitching

adjusting machine stitch to suit your fabric

Before you move the selectors to set your
machine for straight stitching, turn the hand

wheel toward you until the needle is above the

needle plate.


• Pattern Selector: 1

• Stitch Width: 0

• Stitch Length; 1.5-4 to suit fabric


The pressure regulator adjusts the pressure

that the presser foot exerts on the fabric. Cor­

rect pressure is important because it enables

the fabric to feed smoothly and evenly, without

being marked.

The normal setting is being used when the

pressure regulator is in the middle position.

The normal setting is an all-purpose setting
that can be used for sewing a wide variety of
fabrics of different weights and textures.

Lower the foot before setting pressure

1. To increase pressure, slowly press down on

pressure regulator A until desired pressure
is reached

2. To release pressure regulator, press down

on the round base B.


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