Getting Started - Straight Stitching

Getting Started - Straight Stitching

The getting started guide on the sewing machine. Sewing technique of making the straight stitching for beginners.
The straight stitch is used for top stitching and sewing lightweight fabrics.

Starting Sewing

Set the pattern selection dial

1. Set the pattern selection dial to the appropriate straight stitch with the desired length.

Raise the needle to its highest position

2. Raise the needle to its highest position and lift the presser foot lifter.

Pull up the bobbin thread

3. Pull up the bobbin thread by turning the balance wheel toward you (counterclockwise) and place both the upper and lower threads toward the back behind the presser foot.

Place the fabric under the presser foot

4. Place the fabric under the presser foot and position the needle 1 cm (3/8") from the edge of the fabric. 5. Lower the presser foot.

Release the reverse sewing lever

6. To back tack, press the reverse sewing lever down as far as possible and lightly touch the foot controller. Sew 5 to 10 stitches in the reverse direction.

Start sewing in the forward direction

7. Release the reverse sewing lever and start sewing in the forward direction by applying pressure to the foot controller.
Note: The back tack or reverse sewing is used for locking the end of seams and reinforcing stitches.

Changing Sewing Direction

Stop the machine in the point where wish to change direction

1. Stop the machine in the point where wish to change directions with the needle still in the fabric. If the needle ends in the up position, turn the balance wheel toward you (counterclockwise) until the needle enters the fabric.

Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric

2. Raise the presser foot and turn the fabric to line up its new direction using the needle as a pivot point.

Lower the presser foot and start sewing

3. Lower the presser foot and start sewing in the new direction.
Note: For twin needle sewing, raise the needle when changing the sewing direction.

Finishing Sewing

Reverse stitching is used to lock the threads at the end og the seam or wherever reinforcement is needed.

Stitch to the end of the seam and stop

1. Stitch to the end of the seam and stop.

Press the reverse sewing lever down

2. Press the reverse sewing lever down and lightly touch the foot controller to stitch backwards for 1 cm (3/8") from the end of the fabric over the top of the existing stitch.

Removing the Fabric From the Sewing Mashine

Stop the sewing machine

1. Stop the sewing machine.
2. Turn the balance wheel toward you (counterclockwise) to bring the needle and thread take-up lever to their highest position.
3. Lift the presser foot and pull the fabric out gently to the left side.

Cut both threads using the thread cutter

4. Cut both threads using the thread cutter located on the back of the presser foot bar.

To prepare the machine for the next seam

5. To prepare the machine for the next seam, pull about 10 cm (4") of both threads and place them toward the back of the sewing machine. The upper thread should pass between the toes of presser foot.

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