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3 cm) and a short stitch, ¼"(6 mm) can be used for straight or slightly curved seams. Backstitch. Bring needle and thread through fabric to upper side. 5 to 3 mm) behind the point where thread came out. Bring needle forward and out the same distance in front of that point. Continue inserting and bringing up needle half a stitch length behind and in front of previous stitch. Stitches on underside will be twice as long as those on top. Prickstitch. Bring needle and thread through fabric to upper side.

It can also be used for topstitching to make 42 the stitches more apparent. Button 3) Polyester thread is the strongest, wool or for hand appliqué and hem- and carpet thread is suitable for longest lasting, given equal weights. ming because the stitches sink into hand sewing where extra strength It is suitable for most general sew- the fabric and tend to disappear. Be is required. It can also be used for ing on medium to heavy fabrics, careful with bleach, as it can weaken topstitching. but avoid using it on lightweight silk thread.

3) Twill weave fabrics like denim and gabardine have diagonal ridges. If these ridges are very noticeable, use a 5) Knits must be handled gently during construction to “with nap” layout for cutting, and avoid patterns that are keep them from stretching out of shape. Special stitches not suitable for obvious diagonals. Denim ravels easily and seam finishes (pages 84–85) are needed to maintain and requires enclosed seams. the right amount of stretch. 4) Plaids and stripes require special care in layout and 6) One-way design fabrics, such as some flower and cutting (pages 50–53).

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