By Connie Ellison, Michele Maks
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Rather than backstitching at the beginning and end of a seam, the sewing machine automatically takes several stitches in the same spot. Fix stitch is used where visible backstitching would be unattractive and is ideal for topstitching and appliqué. Most computerized sewing machines have this stitch. ESSENTIAL FACTS Also known as Auto reinforcement Key feature Three to four securing stitches in the same spot Substitute stitch Backstitching Common uses Reinforces seams where visible backstitching is unwanted Presser foot All Fabric type All Thread type All Needle type All SEE ALSO Straight stitch HOW TO TOPSTITCH USING THE FIX STITCH 1 Sew the seam and press to one side.
4 Next cut down the center of the buttonhole, starting and stopping ⅛" (3mm) from either end. Cut diagonally into each corner, but be careful not to cut through the stitches. 5 Pull the facing fabric through the opening you have just cut and press. You will have a clean finished window. 6 Work from the back. Fold the top part of the facing down to the center of the window and press. This forms the top lip. Fold the bottom up to meet at the center and press. 7 Switch to a zipper foot and understitch the corners to the seam allowance of the facing.
Use the all-purpose foot and polyester thread for applying elastic; polyester or cotton thread for mending or quilting; and a walking foot and cotton or decorative thread for quilting. ESSENTIAL FACTS Also known as S stitch Key feature Wavy multi-stitch zigzag Substitute stitch Three-step zigzag stitch Common uses Attaching elastic, mending, and topstitching on quilts Presser foot All-purpose or walking Fabric type All Thread type Polyester, cotton, or decorative Needle type Universal for wovens; quilting for quilts; stretch for elastic SEE ALSO Hand basting HOW TO APPLY ELASTIC USING THE SERPENTINE STITCH 1 Stretch the elastic the length of the seam and pin in place every couple of inches, ensuring the elastic is evenly stretched.
Big Book of Dishcloths, Pot Holders & Scrubbies by Connie Ellison, Michele Maks