Saturday, 24 May 2014

Catch stitch

Catch stitch is one of  the hemming stitches, it looks nearly invisible. This method helps to keep layers flat against another, such as a hem or seam allowances. It is worked from left to right or from the top to the bottom and forming a row of small "Xs" at the hem and the under section layer. If you wanted the stitches not being very visible on the right side, then using single thread will give a good result. Usually, I will sew catch stitches by holding the hem of the fabric and work from the top to the bottom.


1. Make a knot at one end of your thread. First, insert the needle from the backside of the hem and pull the thread through.

2. Move your needle downwards about 1/4" from the first insertion point and make a small stitch (pick up 3-5 threads) in the under section by inserting the needle upwards as shown in the photo.  

3. Pull the thread through, don't pull the thread too tightly.

4. Again, move your needle downwards about 1/4" from the previous insertion point and sew another small stitch in the hem by inserting the needle upwards as shown in the photo.

5. Repeat these steps until the end.

6. A row of catch stitches is completed.




Note :
You can vary the length of the stitch according to your taste.




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