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Basic Stitching; Basting - Brother Sewing Machine Operation Manual

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Basic Stitching

Straight stitches are used for sewing plain seams. Five stitches are available for basic stitching.
Stitch Name Pattern
Basting stitch
Straight stitch
(left needle
position)
Straight stitch
(center
needle
position)
Triple stretch
stitch

Basting

Sew basting with a stitch length between 5 mm
(3/16 inch) and 30 mm (1-3/16 inches).
Attach zigzag foot "J".
a
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 44).
Select stitch
b
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
51).
c
Start sewing.
• For details, refer to "Starting to sew" (page
53).
Application
6
Temporarily securing
Basic stitching and sewing
1
gathers or pintucks (left baseline/
reverse stitching)
Basic stitching and sewing
2
gathers or pintucks (left baseline/
reinforcement stitching)
Basic stitching and sewing
3
gathers or pintucks (center
baseline/reverse stitching)
4
Reinforcing seams and sewing
stretch fabrics
J
6
.
Stitch Width
[mm (inch)]
Auto
Manual
Auto
0.0
0.0–7.0
20
(0)
(0–1/4)
(3/4)
0.0
0.0–7.0
2.5
(0)
(0–1/4)
(3/32)
0.0
0.0–7.0
2.5
(0)
(0–1/4)
(3/32)
3.5
0.0–7.0
2.5
(1/8)
(0–1/4)
(3/32)
0.0
0.0–7.0
2.5
(0)
(0–1/4)
(3/32)
Basic stitching
a
Baste or pin together the fabric pieces.
b
Attach zigzag foot "J".
• For details, refer to "Replacing the presser
foot" (page 44).
c
Select a stitch.
• For details, refer to "Selecting stitching" (page
51).
d
Lower the needle into the fabric at the
beginning of the stitching.
Stitch Length
Presser
[mm (inch)]
Foot
Manual
5–30
(3/16–1-3/16)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
J
0.2–5.0
(1/64–3/16)
1.5–4.0
(1/16–3/16)
J
Basic Stitching 85
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