Accessory and selector settings, Adjusting stitch length, Adjusting needle-thread tension – SINGER 5147 User Manual
Page 24: Satin stitching
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When you wish to produce a satin stitch, make
a test sample first so you can adjust stitch
length and thread tension properly. Soft fabric
may require a backing to ensure a firm stitch.
Crisp organdy, lawn or a fusible Interfacing are
suitable for this purpose.
Accessory and Selector Settings
• Pattern Selector; 1
• Stitch Width; 1 -5
• Stitch Length; 0 to 1
• General Purpose Needle Plate
• General Purpose Foot
ADJUSTING STITCH LENGTH
• Turn stitch length selector dial to 1.
• Run the machine at a slow speed and slowly
turn stitch length dial toward the left until
stitches are closely spaced and form a
Satin stitching requires less tension than
straight stitching or open zig-zag stitching.
Furthermore, the wider the stitch, the lighter the
tension on the thread must be. Notice the
stitching on your sample. If the fabric Is
puckered, lower the needle-thread tension by
turning the tension dial to a lower number.