Regulating neecne-tread tension, Regulating presser foot pressure – SINGER 3103 User Manual
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The needle-thread tension dial regulates the
amount of tension on the needle thread and lets
you select just the right setting for your fabric
and thread. The numbers on the dial eliminate
guesswork in duplicating settings.
Correct tension is important because too much
or too little will weaken your seams or mar the
appearance of decorative work. To determine
the correct tension, make a test on a sample of
your fabric, if the stitches look loose, increase
tension. If the fabric puckers, decrease tension.
To increase tension, turn to higher number.
To decrease tension, turn to lower number.
Regulating Presser Foot
The pressure dial regulates the pressure that the
presser foot exerts on the fabric. Correct
pressure is important to make the fabric feed
smoothly and evenly without being marred.
To increase pressure, turn dial to a higher
number. Heavy or crisp fabrics require
To decrease pressure, turn dial to a lower
number. Lightweight or soft fobrics, or
those with a pile (like velvet) require lighter
For darning, turn dial to 0.