Make sure to insert the pins perpendicular to the seam or hem with the heads on the outside. Remove each pin as it comes to the presser foot. The cover plate on your machine should have lines marked on it to indicate seam width. Select the proper mark and keep your seam edge parallel with and on the mark. Some machines have screw holes in the bed plate to allow a seam guide to be attached. This is nothing more than a plate that the seam edge should butt up against. The other method that I have found to be helpful is to run a thin line of masking tape on the bedplate of the machine at a distance from your needle eqal to your seam width. Extend this a few inches toward you from the needle and it should help keep you lined up. If your machine runs a little fast you can apply slight pressure to the hand wheel to slow it down but be careful not to overload the motor. And above all, start out slow then slow down!!! Patience is the key.
Last edited by gstepclassical; 04-18-2007 at 15:43..