What is triple stitch on a sewing machine?
Triple straight stitch (no.5 on below left image)
This tough stitch is formed when the machines feed dogs move the fabric forward and then backward while the machine sews a straight stitch. The forward-backward movement gives stretch but the multiple lines of stitching provide the durability.
How do you do a triple stitch in sewing?
02: This is the Triple Straight Stitch, also called the backstitch, stretch stitch, triple stretch stitch, and probably some other names as well. It made by the needle going two stitches forward and one stitch back. This makes a stronger seam which some people like to use for crutch seams and armscyes.
What is triple ZigZag?
The stitch is made with three small straight stitches forming in each left and right swing of the zig and zag of this stitch. Ideal for fabrics ranging from fine to heavy, simply customize the stitch length and width, fine-tuning it for different weights and thicknesses of fabric and fabric layers.
What is the best stitch to use for stretchy fabric?
We recommend using the zigzag stitch on your sewing machine as it allows the fabric to stretch and retract with the thread. The twin needle will do two rows of zigzag stitching, offering a more secure stitch with a professional finish.
What stitch do you use to sew elastic?
Use the zigzag stitch setting on your sewing machine and sew across the overlapping elastic 2 or 3 times. This will ensure that the ends of the elastic band are well connected. Another option is to sew the ends of the elastic together using a scrap piece of fabric.
What is the Stretchiest stitch?
A zigzag stitch is also used as a stretch stitch when other options are not available. By sewing a seam with a narrow zigzag stitch rather than a wide zigzag stitch, the stitching will stretch with a stretchy or knit fabric.
What is lightning stitch?
The lightning bolt stitch is often the recommended stitch for sewing knits according to many sewing machine manuals. Having the upward and downward motion for the zigzag, rather than directly side to side, helps reduce puckering or tunneling.
What is a walking foot on a sewing machine used for?
The walking foot is often described as a sewing machine foot that evenly feeds layers of fabric and batting through the machine while quilting. The foot grips onto the top layer of fabric and helps move it under the needle at the same pace that the machine’s feed dogs are moving the bottom layer of fabric.