Question: What is the purpose of edge stitching the inside of skirt?

What is the purpose of back stitching?

In embroidery, these stitches form lines and are most often used to outline shapes and to add fine detail to an embroidered picture. It is also used to embroider lettering.

Why we need to apply zigzag stitch on the edge part of the garment?

By stitching a zig-zag over the raw edge, the overcast stitch locks the raw edge in place to prevent fraying while adding stability to the edge. When pressed open, this seam will stay nice and flat (like in a center skirt or dress seam).

What is the difference between edge stitching and top stitching?

Topstitching and edgestitching are decorative stitching, which show on the right side of the garment. Topstitching is wider, whereas edgestitching is done close to the seam. Topstitching tends to look more casual and edgestitching more dressy.

What are the advantages of edge finishes?

USES OF EDGE FINISHING

  • to neaten the edge of the garment.
  • to secure the edge and prevent fraying and raveling of fabric.
  • to decorate an edge e.g. using bias binding for finishing necklines and armholes.

Is it necessary to back stitch?

You can backstitch when stay stitching, but it may not be necessary because these stay stitches will be caught in the seam allowance and they are unlikely to unravel. These stitches are also frequently caught in another seam, which will also prevent these stitches from unravelling.

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When should I use a backstitch?

Backstitching is a must anytime a seam will not have another seam intersecting it at a later time. When quilting, I will often backstitch when sewing on the final two borders. This will hold the final seam secure until the quilt is quilted.