Attachments for 48K Machines

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List No. 26156 For 48K Machines

This is an illustration of the Ruffler (26156) in the condition required for use on the 48K Machines. Note particularly that the spring plate is below the stop in the ruffling blade arm. In this position the spring plate is inoperative, it not being required with 48K Machines.

The Ruffler is not included in the price of the Machine.

Instructions for Using the Attachments for the 48K Machines

Fig. 13 The Tuck-Marker
The Tuck-Marker

Attach the tuck-marker to the machine by the guide thumb-screw, as here shown, passing the needle through the eyelet upon the marker-lever. Adjust the gauge to the desired width for the tuck, and the marker-slide to the distance required from the needle to the fold of the next tuck. Fix the thumb-screws firmly, then stitch the tuck folded, and the action of the marker will gauge and mark the next one ready for folding. If more space is wanted between the tucks, move the marker from the needle; if less, move it towards the needle, being careful not to move the gauge.

Fig. 14 The Braider
The Braider

Raise the presser-foot to its highest point, loosen the screw that holds the presser-foot in place, and slip off the foot downward. Put on in its place the extra presser-foot (which is also the braider), and before tightening the screw push the foot as far up on the foot-bar as it will go. Pass the braid through the hole in the braider, in front of the needle, as shown above, and carefully follow the pattern to be braided.

Fig. 15 Set of Wide Hemmers
Set of Wide Hemmers

These hemmers are of four different widths. Adjust the extra presser-foot (as explained on under Braider), and attach the hemmer to the presser-foot by means of the thumb-screw at the back of the foot. The edge of the scroll will them be in a line with the needle, and the attachment ready for use. Pass the right hand edge of the fabric into the hemmer, turning it over and drawing it backward and forward until it fills the scroll; then lower the presser-foot and commence to sew, being careful to guide the edge of the fabric so as to keep the scroll full.

Fig. 16 The Binder
The Binder

Attach the binder in the same way as the wide hemmer. Then cut the end of the binding to a point and pass it into the scrolls as far as the needle. Then place the material to be bound in the recess of the binder, lower the presser-foot and proceed to sew, guiding the material so as to keep its edge within the recess and close to the binding. If the sewing is too close to, or too far from, the edge of the binding, loosen the screw and adjust the binder to the desired position. The binding should be of sufficient width to fill the scroll, and should be cut on the bias, if convenient.

To bind a scalloped edge, fold the material at the point where two scallops meet, so that an almost straight edge is presented; then bind past the point and partly round the outer curve, and repeat the operation for each successive scallop.

The binder sent out with machines is of the size most generally required, but other sizes can be obtained from the Company if desired.

Fig. 17 The Quilter
The Quilter

Attach the quilter to the extra presser-foot referred (see Braider), and adjust the guide to space the required distance between the lines of stitching. In commencing to quilt, use the outer edge of the cloth, a crease formed by folding, or a chalk line for the first line of stitching. Each succeeding row may be made equi-distant (or otherwise as desired) by keeping the last row of stitching under the quilter-guide.

Fig. 18 The Ruffler - Ruffling
The Ruffler - Ruffling

Remove the presser-foot and attach the Ruffler, in its place, connecting the lever with the needle-clamp as shown in the illustration.

Place the goods to be ruffled between the lower or separator plate and the ruffling blade, push forward until under the needle, lower the presser-bar and proceed.

The stroke of the ruffling blade is governed by the regulating nut in the lever. To make a fine gather, shorten the stitch and the stroke of the ruffling blade. A full gather requires a longer stroke of the ruffler blade.

To Ruffle and Sew on

Place the band below the separator plate, the piece to be ruffled between the separator plate and ruffling blade, and proceed as in "Ruffling."

CAUTION - The Ruffler should never, under any circumstances, be operated without cloth between the blades.

The Ruffler is not included in the price of the Machine.

Fig. 19 The Ruffler - Ruffling
The Ruffler - Puffing

Cut the goods as wide as the puff is wanted, allowing for seams, and ruffle each edge alternatively as shown.

The puff may be made and stitched to a band at one operation by following instructions "To Ruffle and Sew on."

The Ruffler is not included in the price of the Machine.

Fig. 20 The Foot-Hemmer, for Narrow Hemming
The Foot-Hemmer, for Narrow Hemming

Adjust the foot-hemmer in the same manner as explained for the braider.

Trim a corner of the cloth and fold it over for about half-an-inch; insert it in the mouth of the hemmer and draw or push it along until it reaches the needle. Then let down the presser-bar, and when starting to sew, pull gentle on the ends of the threads to help the work along a few stitches until the feed catches it. Hold the edge of the goods between the thumb and forefinger of the right hand, taking care that the mouth of the hemmer is just full. Should the edge of the cloth begin to run out of the hemmer, raise the hand slightly to the right; should too much cloth run in, lower the hand slightly to the left.

The Foot-hemmers, Figs. 20, 21, and 22, are not included in the price of the machine.

Fig. 21 Hemming and Sewing on Lace in One Operation
Hemming and Sewing on Lace in One Operation

Start a narrow hem, as explained under Foot-Hemmer. When the hem is well started, raise the presser-bar and the needle. Pass the end of the lace through the slot in the right side of hemmer, carrying it backwards under the needle and the back of the hemmer, but on top of the hem.

Take care that the hem is not displaced in the hemmer, and that the needle will go down through the lace and hem together. Then let down the presser-bar and guide the lace over the front of the hemmer, taking care that the lace is well in the slot, and follow the instructions for hemming.

The Foot-hemmers, Figs. 20, 21, and 22, are not included in the price of the Machine.

Fig. 22 The Feller
The Feller

To make a fell seam first sew the two pieces of material together about one-fourth of an inch from the edges. The foot-hemmer(which is also the feller) can be used as an ordinary presser-foot in making this joining seam. Proceed, as in hand-felling, to trim one of the edges as close to the line of sewing as security permits, the wider edge being left of just sufficient width to fill the scroll of the feller. Then open the work flat, wrong side up, the two edges standing up straight, and taking the work near the beginning of the first seam in the left hand and the ends of the thread in the right hand, introduce the edges of the material into the feller. let down the presser-bar and commence to sewthe second seam - taking care that the first seam passes close to the left hand edge of the mouth of the feller over which both edges of the material should be made to pass.

The Foot-hemmer, Figs. 20, 21, and 22, are not included in the price of the Machine.

© Claire Sherwell & NeedleBar 2009