Singer 1004 Sewing Machine User Manual

The Zig-Zag stitch can be used for seam finishing, appliqué work or decorative sewing.
Seam Finishing
Seam edges support the garment and should be given a durable finishing, particularly if
the fabric is likely to ravel.
There are two different ways to finish seams: Trimming after stitching the seam edge or
overedging. Try the techniques on a scrap fabric first to determine which is right for your
2.Decorative Stitching
Add a personal touch to your projects by embellishing with decorative threads. Mix
different types and colors of thread to create border-like finishes on garments, home
décor, crafts and more.
Set the machine for Stitch #7, #8 or #9, depending on the look you want.
Attach the Satin Foot.
If a heavier weight thread (such as top stitching thread) will be used, be sure to change
the needle to a larger size as well.
The Blind Hem stitch is primarily used for creating nearly invisible hems on various types of
projects such as curtains, trousers, skirts, etc. There are two different blind hem stitch
selections on the machine: the standard blind hem stitch (for hems on woven fabrics) and
the stretch blind hem stitch (for hems on stretch knit fabrics).
Set the machine to Stitch #10 for the standard blind hem stitch, or set the machine to Stitch
#11 for the stretch blind hem stitch. Insert the appropriate needle for the fabric to be
hemmed (see the Needle, Fabric & Thread Chart for recommendations).
Thread the top of the machine and bobbin with a thread color that matches or blends as
closely as possible to the color of the item to be hemmed.
1.Fold and pin the fabric, as shown.
2.Place the fabric under the blind hem presser foot with the fold of the fabric positioned
so that the needle just pierces the fold when the needle swings to the left. Be sure to
remove pins as you sew.
Appliqué is done by stitching shaped pieces of fabric onto a foundation fabric to form a
design or pattern. This technique offers unlimited creative possibilities.
1.Prepare the Appliqué
Apply paper-backed fusible web to the wrong side of the Appliqué fabric, following the
manufacturer's recommendations. Draw the Appliqué shape, then cut out the shape from
the fabric that has been fused to the fusible web. Remove the paper backing. Position the
applique on the foundation fabric, then fuse in place.
2.Stitch the Appliqué
Set the machine for stitch #6,the Zig-Zag Satin Stitch
To stitch the appliqué sew so that the right swing of the stitch falls off the outer edge of the
appliqué, enclosing the raw edge of the fabric. The left swing of the stitch goes into the
appliqué fabric.
3.When finished, fold the hem down and press.
1.Overedged Seam Finish
Set the machine for Stitch #7 or #8 and attach the Satin Foot. Sew, with the right side of the
stitch at the edge of the seam. Trim the seam edges evenly.