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Scallop stitching

The wave-shaped repeating pattern that looks like
shells is called "scalloping". It is used on the collars of
blouses and to decorate the edges of handkerchiefs.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
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b
Select stitch
.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
67).
c
Attach monogramming foot "N".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 41).
d
Stitch along the edge of the fabric, making sure
not to sew directly on the edge of the fabric.
• For better results, apply spray starch to the
fabric and press with a hot iron before it is
sewn.
e
Trim along the stitches.
• Be careful not to cut the stitches.

Smocking

The decorative stitch created by stitching or
embroidering over gathers is called "smocking". It is
used to decorate the front of blouses or cuffs.
The smocking stitch adds texture and elasticity to
fabric.
a
Turn on the sewing machine.
b
Select the straight stitch, and then adjust the
stitch length to 4.0 mm (3/16 inch) and loosen
the thread tension.
• For details, refer to "Adjusting the stitch
length" (page 59) and "Changing the tension
of the upper thread" (page 57).
c
Attach zigzag foot "J".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 41).
d
Sew parallel stitching at intervals of 1 cm
(3/8 inch).
a 1 cm (3/8 inch)
• It is not necessary to sew reverse/
reinforcement stitches or cut the thread.
• At the end of the stitching, the thread is
pulled out about 5 cm (2 inches).
e
Pull the bobbin threads to create gathers.
Smooth the gathers by ironing them.
Decorative Stitching 105
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