Use bar tacks to reinforce areas that will be subject to strain, such as pocket corners.
Attach buttonhole foot "A" and set the
scale to the length of the bar tack you wish
a Presser foot scale
b Completed length measurement
c 5 mm (approx. 3/16 inch)
Bar tacks can be between 5 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and 28 mm (approx. 1-1/16 inches).
Bar tacks are usually between 5 mm (approx.
3/16 inch) and 10 mm (approx. 3/8 inch).
Reinforcement at opening of
1.0 - 3.0
(1/16 - 1/8)
Set the fabric so that the pocket moves
towards you during sewing.
• Pass the thread underneath the presser
• Slide the outside frame of the buttonhole
foot backward as far as possible as shown in
the illustration, making sure that there is no
gap behind the part of the foot marked "A". If
the buttonhole foot is not slid back as far as
possible, the bar tack will not be sewn to the
Check the first needle drop point and lower
the presser foot.
a 2 mm (approx. 1/16 inch)
SEWING THE STITCHES
0.3 - 1.0
(1/64 - 1/16)