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)
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.
KEEPING THE SEAM STRAIGHT
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