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Adjusting the Thread Tension ............................................................................................57

Changing the tension of the upper thread ........................................................................................................ 57

Adjusting the Stitch Width and Length ..............................................................................58

Adjusting the stitch width ................................................................................................................................ 58
Adjusting the stitch length ............................................................................................................................... 59

Useful Functions................................................................................................................60

Changing the needle stop position .................................................................................................................. 60
Automatically sewing reverse/reinforcement stitches................................................................................................ 60

Useful Sewing Tips ............................................................................................................62

Trial sewing .................................................................................................................................................... 62
Changing the sewing direction ................................................................................................................................. 62
Sewing curves ................................................................................................................................................. 62
Sewing thick fabrics ........................................................................................................................................62
Sewing thin fabrics.......................................................................................................................................... 63
Sewing stretch fabrics...................................................................................................................................... 63
Sewing an even seam allowance ..................................................................................................................... 64

UTILITY STITCHES

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Selecting Stitching .............................................................................................................66

Selecting stitch types and patterns ................................................................................................................... 66
Selecting stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 67

Overcasting Stitches..........................................................................................................71

Sewing overcasting stitches using overcasting foot “G” ................................................................................... 71
Sewing overcasting stitches using zigzag foot “J”............................................................................................. 72
Sewing overcasting stitches using the optional side cutter ............................................................................... 73

Basic Stitching ...................................................................................................................75

Basic stitching ................................................................................................................................................. 75

Blind Hem Stitching ..........................................................................................................77
Buttonhole Stitching/Button Sewing..................................................................................79

Buttonhole sewing .......................................................................................................................................... 80
Button sewing ................................................................................................................................................. 84

Zipper Insertion.................................................................................................................86

Inserting a centered zipper .............................................................................................................................. 86
Inserting a side zipper ..................................................................................................................................... 88

Sewing Stretch Fabrics and Elastic Tape ............................................................................91

Stretch stitching............................................................................................................................................... 91
Elastic attaching .............................................................................................................................................. 91

Appliqué, Patchwork and Quilt Stitching ..........................................................................93

Appliqué stitching ........................................................................................................................................... 94
Patchwork (crazy quilt) stitching ..................................................................................................................... 95
Piecing ............................................................................................................................................................ 95
Quilting .......................................................................................................................................................... 96
Free-motion quilting........................................................................................................................................97
Satin stitching using the sewing speed controller ............................................................................................. 98

Reinforcement Stitching ..................................................................................................100

Triple stretch stitching ................................................................................................................................... 100
Bar tack stitching........................................................................................................................................... 100

Eyelet Stitching................................................................................................................102
Decorative Stitching........................................................................................................103

Fagoting ........................................................................................................................................................ 104
Scallop stitching ............................................................................................................................................ 105
Smocking ...................................................................................................................................................... 105
Shell tuck stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 106
Joining .......................................................................................................................................................... 107
Heirloom stitching ........................................................................................................................................ 107

Sewing the Various Built-In Decorative Patterns.............................................................110

Sewing beautiful patterns .............................................................................................................................. 110
Sewing patterns ............................................................................................................................................. 110

 

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