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Chain Stitch; Balancing The Thread Tension - ELNA 444 Instruction Manual

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Chain Stitch

This stitch is sewn with a single needle and forms a chain
of looper thread on the wrong side of the fabric.
This is a durable and flexible stitch used for seaming knit
fabrics, attaching elastics, attaching bias tapes etc.
Thread one of the three needles and looper. Remove the
needles not to be used (see page 14).
NOTE:
Tighten the needle clamp screws on the sides that are
not being used to prevent losing the screws.

Balancing the thread tension

z Set the tension dials as follows:
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NOTE:
Adjust the tension dial for the needle being used.
x Check the tension balance by test stitching on the
Balanced tension:
The straight stitch on the right side of the fabric is
straight and even. The looper thread forms a chain.
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(A) If the needle thread tension is too loose:
– The stitch on the right side is irregular and loose.
– The needle thread forms loops on the wrong side of
the fabric.
Tighten the needle thread tension, and/or loosen the
looper thread tension to correct it.
(B) If the needle thread tension is too tight:
– The fabric puckers.
(B)
Loosen the needle thread tension, and/or tighten the
looper thread tension to correct it.
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q Needle thread tension dial:
w Looper thread tension dial:
same fabric and threads as actual garment. Fine-tune
the tension as necessary.
q Wrong side of the fabric
w Looper thread
e Needle thread
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