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Useful Sewing Tips
Various ways to achieve better results for your sewing projects are described below. Refer to these tips
when sewing your project.
After a stitch is selected, the machine automatically
sets the stitch width and length for the stitch that was
However, a trial piece of fabric should be sewn since,
depending on the type of fabric and stitching being
sewn, the desired results may not be achieved.
For the trial sewing, use a piece of fabric and thread
that are the same as those used for your project, and
check the thread tension and stitch length and width.
Since the results differ depending on the type of
stitching and the number of layers of fabric sewn,
perform the trial sewing under the same conditions
that will be used with your project.
Changing the sewing direction
When the stitching reaches a corner, stop the
Leave the needle lowered (in the fabric). If the
needle remained up when the machine stopped
(needle position button) to
lower the needle.
Raise the presser foot lever, and then turn the
Turn the fabric using the needle as a pivot.
Lower the presser foot lever and continue
Stop sewing, and then slightly change the sewing
direction to sew around the curve. For details on
sewing with an even seam allowance, refer to
"Sewing an even seam allowance" (page 64).
When sewing along a curve while using a zigzag
stitch, select a shorter stitch length in order to obtain
a finer stitch.
Sewing thick fabrics
■ If the fabric does not fit under the presser foot
If the fabric does not fit easily under the presser
foot, raise the presser foot lever even higher to
bring the presser foot to its highest position.