Guiding and supporting fabric, Adjusting stitches to suit stretch fabric – SINGER 5147 User Manual
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adjusting stitches to suit stretch fabric
GUIDING AND SUPPORTING FABRIC
Most fabric of stretch or knit construction need
only to be guided in front of the presser foot
when you use one of the stretch stitches. Some
fabric — nylon tricot and elasticized fabric, for
example —do require support while being
• For nylon tricot and similar synthetic knits,
apply gentle tension by holding the seam In
front and back of the presser foot as you sew
• For elasticized fabric, stretch lace, and knits
with an unusual amount of elasticity, apply
firm tension in front and back of the presser
foot to stretch the seam as the stitches are
being placed (illustration B).
CAUTION: Do not pull the fabric while you are
stitching as this may deflect the needle, causing
it to break.
ADJUSTING PRESSURE WHEN SEWING
KNit AND STRETCH FABRIC
Some knit and stretch fabric, because of their
struQture, require either more or less than nor
mal presser bar pressure to feed smoothly and
• For nylon tricot, ciré and similar hard surface
synthetic knits, increase pressure by press
ing down on pressure regulator C until
desired pressure is reached.
• To release pressure regulator, press down on
round base D.