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Utility Stitches; Straight Stitches; Starting To Sew; Sewing From The Edge Of Thick Fabric - ELNA eXpressive 860 Instruction Manual

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Utility Stitches

Straight stitches

Patterns U1 to U5 are straight stitches for seaming. Press
the pattern selection key for the desired stitch.
When sewing fine fabrics with straight stitch, select
patterns U1, U2 or U3, and use straight stitch needle
plate for better sewing result (refer to page 20).

Starting to sew

Place the fabric next to a seam guide line on the needle
plate. Lower the needle to the point where you want to
Pull the needle thread towards the rear and lower the foot.
Press the start/stop button or foot control to start sewing.
Gently guide the fabric along the seam guide line letting
the fabric go naturally.
q Start/stop button
• Pull the needle thread to the left when using satin
stitch foot F or automatic buttonhole foot R.
• After using auto thread cutting or threading the
bobbin holder, you can start sewing without
drawing up the bobbin thread. However, you need
to pull the needle thread towards the rear.

Sewing from the edge of thick fabric

The black button on the zigzag foot locks the foot in the
horizontal position.
This is helpful when you start sewing at the extreme edge
of thick fabrics or for sewing across a hem.
Lower the needle into the fabric at the point where you
wish to start sewing.
Lower the foot while pushing in the black button. The foot
is locked in the horizontal position to avoid slipping.
After a few stitches, the black button is released
w Black button

Changing sewing direction

Stop the machine and raise the presser foot lifter to raise
the presser foot.
Pivot the fabric around the needle to change the sewing
direction as desired.
Lower the presser foot.
Start sewing in a new direction.

Turning a square corner

To maintain a 5/8˝ seam allowance after turning a square
corner, use the cornering guide on the needle plate.
Stop sewing when the front edge of fabric reaches the
cornering guide lines.
Raise the presser foot lifter and turn the fabric 90
Lower the presser foot.
Start sewing in the new direction.
e Cornering guide


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