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Shell Tuck Stitching; Joining - Brother 885-V12 Operational Manual

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h
Pull out the threads for the straight stitches.

Shell tuck stitching

The gathers that look like shells are called "shell
tucks". They are used to decorate trims, the front of
blouses or cuffs made of thin fabrics.
a
Fold the fabric along the bias.
b
Turn on the machine.
Select stitch
, and then increase the thread
c
tension.
• For details, refer to "Selecting a stitch"
(page 42).
d
Attach zigzag foot "J".
e
Sew while making sure that the needle drops
slightly off the edge of the fabric.
a Needle drop point
1
f
Unfold the fabric, and then iron the tucks
down to one side.

Joining

Decorative bridging stitches can be sewn over the
seam allowance of joined fabrics. This is used when
making a crazy quilt.
Turn on the machine.
a
b
Sew together the right sides of the two pieces
of fabric, and then open up the seam
allowances.
2
1
a Wrong side of fabric
b 6.5 mm (1/4 inch) seam allowance
c Straight stitch
c
Select stitch
,
d
Attach zigzag foot "J".
e
Turn the fabric over so that the right side
faces up, and then sew over the seam with the
center of the presser foot aligned with the
seam.
a Right side of fabric
1
3
or
.
83
3

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