What does chain stitch mean?
chain stitch. noun. a kind of ornamental hand stitching in which each stitch forms a loop through the forward end of the next. a basic crochet stitch in which yarn is pulled with the crochet hook through a loop on the hook to form a continuous strand of interlocking single loops.
What type of stitch is used for jeans?
Chain stitch hemming is when a pair of jeans or pants are hemmed with a chain stitch sewing machine. The hem of most jeans is traditionally sewn with chain stitching about 1/2″ above the bottom edge. Some makers choose to make the height of the hem taller or shorter as a choice of the design aesthetic.
Can a sewing machine do a chain stitch?
To sew a chain stitch, the sewing machine loops a single length of thread back on itself. The fabric, sitting on a metal plate underneath the needle, is held down by a presser foot. At the beginning of each stitch, the needle pulls a loop of thread through the fabric.
Is chain stitch a decorative stitch?
Chain stitch is a simple and yet effective way to link other stitches together or just a standalone decorative stitch for filling and outlining.
Can you chain stitch by hand?
It is pretty simple to learn and you can work on it like a running stitch. If you learn how to do this stitch, you can make lots of beautiful designs with it. Almost all hand embroidery patterns call for chain stitch in it. Once you learn this stitch, then sky is the limit for you in hand embroidery.
What is catch stitch?
(Entry 1 of 2) 1 : kettle stitch. 2 : a large cross-stitch of uneven proportions used especially on bulky materials for finishing and hemming. — called also catstitch.