Make sure that the needle passes through the
hook-and-loop fastener tape by rotating the
handwheel and lower the needle into the hook-
and-loop fastener tape before sewing. Sew the
edge of the hook-and-loop fastener tape at a slow
If the needle does not pass through the hook-and-
loop fastener tape, replace the needle size with the
needle for thick fabrics (page 71).
a Edge of the hook-and-loop fastener tape
Sewing Lightweight Fabrics
Place thin paper or tear away embroidery
stabilizer under thin fabrics to make sewing easier.
Gently tear off the paper or the stabilizer after
a Thin paper
Sewing Stretch Fabrics
First, baste together the pieces of fabric, and then
sew without stretching the fabric.
In addition, a better result can be achieved by
using thread for knits or a stretch stitch.
• For best results when sewing stretch
fabrics, decrease the pressure of the
presser foot ("Using the Machine Setting
Mode Key" on page 29).
a Basting stitching