Is top stitching necessary?
Topstitching is an essential part of sewing and is incorporated into nearly every project in one way or another. It’s important to take the time to get to know each of the different styles and the function that each approach serves.
Why does my top stitch look wrong?
Poor thread tension on a machine-sewn seam can result in an unstable seam, puckering, or just plain unattractive stitching. Perfect machine stitches interlock smoothly and look the same on both sides of the fabric. If you see small loops on the right or wrong side, the thread tension isn’t correct.
When should you top stitch?
1. When top-stitching on both sides of the seam line, make sure you finish the raw edges of the seam allowance individually by serging or applying a zigzag stitch. 2. After clean finishing the raw edges, pin and machine stitch the seams together at the desired seam allowance.
Is a top stitch the same as a straight stitch?
A topstitch is a variant of the straight stitch. It’s a decorative stitch but can also be used as a structural stitch. Topstitching is most often seen on garments and bags, but can also be seen on quilts.
How do you Serge a pocket?
So to sum up, the method is fairly simple:
- use thread marks, not clips, to mark pocket location.
- clean finish the entire kidney-shaped pocket piece.
- finish the side seams, leaving long serge-tails at the armpit and hem.
- sew the pockets to the side seams, right sides together.
- understitch the pocket side seam to the pocket.