Sewing a seam, Placing fabric under foot, Basting – SINGER 6215 User Manual
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SEWING A SEAM
You can sew seams easily and accurately when you follow the suggestions below.
Placing fabric under foot
Most fabrics can be placed under
the foot by raising the presser foot lifter
(1) to its normal “Up” position (2), where
it locks in place. When using bulky
fabric, multiple fabric layers or an
embroidery hoop, raise the lifter to the
high rise position (3), thus increasing
the space between the foot and the
• Lower presser foot lifter all the way
down and you are ready to sew.
Pin basting and hand basting are
easy ways to make temporary seams
before machine sewing.
• To pin baste, insert pins at stitching
line. NEVER place pins on the under
side of fabric in contact with the feed.
Do not sew over pins; pull them out
as you stitch.
• To hand baste, make long, loose
stitches that can be easily removed.
Keeping seams straight
To keep seams straight, use one of
the guidelines on the needle plate.
The most commonly used line (
5/8 inch (1.6 cm) seam allowance, is
extended onto the slide plate.