Appliqué, Preparation, Method 1 - trimming after stitching – SINGER 5147 User Manual

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Appliqué adds beauty and interest to ciothing and household linens. You can create your own
design, trace a simple outline from a coiouring book, or use a motif cut from a printed fabric.

Fabric of simiiar or different textures combine equally well.

A closely spaced plain zig-zag stitch, commonly referred to as a satin stitch, is used for appiiqué
work. Aithough you may vary stitch width to accommodate fabric weave and texture, never aliow
the stitch to be too wide.

Make a test sample to help you decide which of the foilowing methods is best for your fabric and



• Pattern Selector; 1

• Stitch Width: To suit fabric

• Stitch Length: Between 0and 1

• General Purpose Needle Plate

• General Purpose Foot


• Baste appliqué design to fabric and outline

the design with a short, straight stitch.

• Remove basting and press.

Method 1 - Trimming after Stitching

• Set machine as code recommends.

• Outline the entire design with satin stitching.

• Cut away the fabric or the outer edges of the

stitching with embroidery scissors.

Method 2 - Stitching after Trimming

• Trim outside fabric edges close to straight

stitch outline of design.

• Set machine as code recommends.

• Overedge the design with satin stitching. This

step will produce a smooth, lustrous finish
that requires no additional trimming.


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