Sewing a seam – SINGER 5147 User Manual

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sewing a seam

• Pattern Selector: 1

• Stitch Width; 0

• Stitch Length: To suit fabric

• General Purpose Needle Plate

• Genera! Purpose Foot

1. Raise presser foot. Pull thread back under

presser foot leaving at least 10cm (4 Inches)

of thread.

2. Position needle approximately 1.3cm (1/2

inch) from fabric edge. Then lower presser

foot and backstitch almost to the edge of the
fabric for reinforcement by stitching in

reverse direction. For additional information

on reverse stitching refer to page 17. Stitch
forward to end of seam and stop machine

before the end of stitching line. (Do not sew
beyond edge of fabric).

CAUTION: Do not pull the fabric while you are

stitching as this may deflect the needle caus­
ing it to break.

3. Raise needle by turning hand wheel toward

you. Press reverse stitch push button, and
back stitch 1.3cm (1/2 Inch) to reinforce
end of stitching.

4. Raise needle by turning hand wheel toward

you. Raise foot and remove fabric by drawing
It to the back and to the left Cut threads on

thread cutter at rear of presser bar.


For extra help in keeping the seam straight, you

may wish to use the seam guide. Because it
allows you to guide stitches evenly between

1.3cm (1/2 inch) and 3.2cm (1-1/4 Inches)

from the fabric edge. It is particularly useful for
very narrow or very wide seams.

CAUTION: Because of the up and down move­

ment of the needle, you must work carefully and

watch the sewing area when operating the


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