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Checking; Straight Stitching - Kenmore 1791 Owner's Manual

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THREAD
TENSION:
STRAIGHT STITCHING
"Balance"
is the key
to handsome,
durable straight
stitching
o
Decrease tension
Increase tension
CHECKING
FOR CORRECT
TENSION
OF
THREAD
The good looking
appearance
of your
straight
stitching
is
mainly determined
by the balanced
tension of the top thread
and bobbin
thread. The tension is well balanced
when the
two threads lock m the middfe of the layers of fabric when
straight
stitching.
You can achieve balanced
tension by regulating
the Top
Thread Tension Control
(17). if the upper thread appears to
be too tight, dial left (lower
numbers)
to decrease tension.
If the upper thread is too loose, dial right (higher numbers}
to increase
tension.
STRAIGHT
STITCHING
TOP STITCH
TOO TIGHT
TOP STITCH
TOO LOOSE
STRAIGHT
STITCH
JUST RIGHT
THREAD
TENSION:
ZIGZAG STITCHING
CHECKING
FOR GOOD
LOOKING
ZIGZAG
STITCHES
Always practice
stitching
on two layers of the fabr=c
you will be using.
Make sure that you are using the right size and type
of needle for the fabric.
See chart page 11,
Choose a thread of good quality
and type for your
fabric. See chart page 11.
Remember
-- the wider the zigzag setting,
the more
chance for puckering.
Reduce
the top tension,
if
puckering
occurs,
The top thread
will be visible
on the bottom
to
varying
degrees
depending
on the thread,
fabric,
type of stitch
being used and speed of sewing.
The bobbin thread should
never be visible on the
top of the fabric,
BOBBIN
TENSION
The bobbin tension has been correctly
set at the factory,
so you do not need to
adjust it.

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