Attach presser foot "J". Align the center of
the presser foot with the middle of the
space between the fabrics and begin
a Basting stitches
• Use a thick thread.
When sewing is finished, gently tear the
Tape or Elastic Attaching
Select a straight stitch and attach presser
Set the stitch length to 4.0 mm (approx.
3/16 inch), and loosen the upper thread
tension to 2.0 (see "Setting the Stitch
Length" on page 79 and "Setting the Thread
Tension" on page 79).
• Be sure that neither automatic reinforcement
nor automatic thread cutting
Sew two rows of straight stitches on the
right side of the fabric, then pull the bobbin
thread to create the necessary gather.
• Before sewing the straight stitch, rotate the
handwheel toward you (counterclockwise)
and pull up the bobbin thread. Holding the
top and bobbin thread, pull a length of
thread out from the rear of the machine. (Be
sure that the presser foot is raised.)
Place the tape over the gather, and hold it
in place with basting pins.
• For details on each stitch, refer to the
"STITCH SETTING CHART" at the end of
Sew over the tape (or elastic).
• Be sure the needle does not strike a basting
pin, or any other objects, during sewing. The
thread could tangle or the needle could break,
SEWING THE STITCHES