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Gathering; Basting - ELNA eXpressive 860 Instruction Manual

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Gathering

In addition to the regular gathering stitch, this section
offers you a special stitch for easing sleeve tops.
Easing a sleeve top
Draw the bobbin thread up (refer to page 15). Sew a pair
of lines, 3 mm (1/8˝) apart, along the edge of the sleeve
top.
Pull the bobbin threads to contract the sleeve top
carefully, matching it with the armhole size.
Make sure not to make gathers in the sleeve top.

Basting

There are 2 basting stitches available in this section.
Basting (Auto)
This stitch is used for basting zipper tape or fitting of
garments.
Sew in the same way as that for straight stitch sewing.
Basting (Manual/Quilting)
Attach darning foot PD-H.
Lower the feed dog.
NOTE:
Refer to page 19 for how to attach darning foot PD-H.
To sew
Hold the fabric taut and depress the foot control.
The machine will make one stitch and stop automatically.
Slide the fabric to the rear for the next stitch.
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