A straight stitch in a color matching the fabric; used on garment edges such as necklines and hems, where it helps to keep facings in place. It can also be in a contrast color and used as decoration to bring attention to seams and style lines.
A tip for more professional-looking topstitching is to use a slightly longer stitch length than what you would use for seaming- a stitch length of around 3-and-a-half tends to look best.
What do you think of these summery styles?
Sewing & Techniques
Check out this step-by-step on sewing our wrapped and pleated mini skirt
Check out the debut of this lovely designer style pattern with angular pleats
Behind the seams with Marina von Koenig Part 1
Dreamy dresses, floral prints, and cute spring tops.
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