Basic Sewing (3)
Make sure the power to the machine is off before changing feet.
When attaching zippers to stretch fabrics, use the pin feed method and
adjust foot pressure accordingly.
The zipper foot can also be used as a guide when attaching piping to
Attach zipper foot.
See "Changing Presser Feet
(Zipper Foot)" on page 17.
Turn the hand wheel towards you
to lower the needle and adjust
the position of the foot relative to
the needle using the adjustment
screw to slide the foot from left
Line up zipper to the section of
fabric it will be attached to, and
mark the base of the opening
on the fabric. It should be set
approximately 0.5 cm below zip
stop. Sew from below the base
of the opening.
Divide the seam margin. Fold
the seam margin with the
overlap of the zipper position
facing down 0.2 cm on the
outside of the mark.
Secure the zipper with basting
and sew along the mark.
Make sure the needle does not
strike the metal part of the zipper
when sewing. The needle may
break and cause injury.
Line up the folded hem on the
opposite side with the stitches.
Change position of zipper foot.
Turn the hand wheel to lower the
needle and position the presser
With the fabric right side up,
baste the zipper onto the fabric,
then sew the edge of the basting.
Reinforce base of opening by
sewing over it twice.
If the zipper slide gets in the
way, lower the needle all the way
through the fabric, lift the foot, and
move the slider out of the way.