Is mattress stitch invisible?
Mattress stitch makes a practically invisible and nicely flexible seam for joining pieces side to side.
How is a mattress stitch done?
So what is mattress stitch? The principles of mattress stitch are very simple, you work in the direction that the piece was knitted in and join the pieces together with right sides facing you, by sewing through one bar between stitches on one side of a seam and then a corresponding bar on the opposite side of the seam.
What is a mattress stitch?
The Mattress Stitch is a finishing technique for vertical seaming. It creates an invisible join between pieces worked in stockinette stitch or ribbing, perfect for so many things, such as sewing the front and back of a sweater together.
What is a mattress suture used for?
The horizontal mattress suture is an everting suture technique that spreads tension along a wound edge. 1,6,7 This technique is commonly used for pulling wound edges together over a distance, or as the initial suture to anchor two wound edges (holding sutures).
Why is it called a mattress suture?
The vertical mattress stitch, often called vertical Donati stitch (named after the Italian surgeon Mario Donati), is a suture type used to close skin wounds.