Super Stitches Sewing A Complete Guide to Machine-Sewing by Nicole Vasbinder

By Nicole Vasbinder

The ideal sew for each Project
Does your stitching desktop include plenty of fancy stitches that youve by no means proposal to attempt? This crucial advisor to desktop and hand stitches will train you the way to exploit any and each sew for professional-looking seams, hems, gathers, darts, and more.
Unlock your complete stitching power with fifty seven laptop stitches, 18 hand stitches, and tips on how to decide upon the right kind needles, threads, and stitching laptop components, whole with unique step by step tutorials and illustrations.
This complete sew dictionary is a must have spouse for any sewer, no matter if you simply received your first stitching computer or you’re a professional specialist seeking to polish your talents. in the event that your ardour is dressmaking, tailoring, or just mending your personal outfits, large Stitches stitching grants all the info you must make each undertaking a hit.

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Manual Buttonhole A basic buttonhole is a rectangle consisting of zigzag stitches. The long sides (beads), are made with a very narrow and short zigzag; the ends (bartacks), are made with a wide zigzag and 0mm stitch length. The manual buttonhole is found on most machines. Each of the four sides is made with a separate stitch on the pattern selection dial. The length and width will automatically adjust as you go through the sequence. You can make a standard box buttonhole with a manual buttonhole stitch in any length you like.

The manual buttonhole is found on most machines. Each of the four sides is made with a separate stitch on the pattern selection dial. The length and width will automatically adjust as you go through the sequence. You can make a standard box buttonhole with a manual buttonhole stitch in any length you like. ESSENTIAL FACTS Also known as Four-step buttonhole Key feature A basic buttonhole with each side a separate stitch Substitute stitch No substitute stitch Common uses Standard buttonholes on garments, accessories, and home décor projects Presser foot Manual buttonhole for buttonholes of any length; sliding manual buttonhole for buttonholes of up to 1⅛" (28mm) in length Fabric type All, appropriate for project Thread type Polyester in a matching or contrasting color, or novelty thread for buttonholes that are a design element Needle type Universal, size appropriate for fabric SEE ALSO Manual buttonhole foot HOW TO STITCH A MANUAL BUTTONHOLE 1 Position the buttonhole on the fabric and then mark it with chalk or a fabric marker.

Lower the presser foot. Stitch the seam, making sure to backstitch at the beginning and the end. 3 Press the seams open. SEE ALSO Stretch needles EXPERT TIP You may need to adjust to a slightly wider zigzag stitch for particularly stretchy knits, such as swimsuit fabrics. The wider the zigzag, the more stretch it has. However, if it is too wide, the stitches will show when the seam is pressed open. Always do a test stitch on a spare swatch of the fabric. HOW TO APPLIQUÉ USING ZIGZAG STITCH 1 Place the appliqué face up on the fabric it will be stitched to and pin it in place with the pins perpendicular to the fabric edge.

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