What stitch should I use to hem?

What is the best stitch for hemming pants?

Set your machine to medium straight stitch. Stitch a ¼ inch seam allowance from the top of the hem. Go all the way around. Remove the pins as you go.

Can you use straight stitch on stretch fabric?

The main reason is that when sewing woven fabrics, we typically use a straight stitch, and straight stitches can’t stretch so they will ‘pop’ and break when the fabric is stretched. We therefore need to use a stitch that can stretch with the fabric, like a zig zag stitch.

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