SEWING THE STITCHES
Select a stitch.
Make a cut of approximately 20 mm
(approx. 3/4 inch) in the fabric.
a 20 mm (approx. 3/4 inch)
Position the fabric so that the right side of
the cut is on top of the guide plate and the
left side of the cut is underneath the presser
a Guide plate (lower knife)
b Presser foot
Thread the needle manually and pull out a
long section of the upper thread. Pass it
below the presser foot and pull it out in the
fabric feed direction.
a Presser foot
b Upper thread
→ A seam allowance is cut while the stitching is sewn.
If the width has been adjusted, turn the hand-
wheel by hand to check that the needle does
not touch the side cutter. If the needle touches
the side cutter, it might cause the needle to
■ When Sewing Straight Stitches
While Using the Side Cutter
The seam margin should be approximately 5 mm
(approx. 3/16 inch).
a Seam margin
• The fabric will not be cut if the whole fabric is
simply spread out underneath the presser
foot guide plate. Set the fabric as explained
from the previous section, and
then start sewing.
• One layer of 13 oz. denim can be cut.
• Clean the side cutter after use to avoid hav-
ing dust and scraps of thread build up on it.
• Add a small amount of oil as required to the
cutting edge of the cutter.