What stitch length and tension should I use?
What stitch length should I use?
|What is the best stitch for:||Suggested Stitch Length (mm)||Stitches Per Inch|
|Standard Stitch Length||2.5 – 3.0||8 – 10|
|Basting stitch||5.0 – 7.0||4 – 5|
|Stay-stitching||1.5 – 2.0||12 – 8|
|Top-stitching – light/medium weight||3.0 – 3.5||7 – 8|
What is the most common use for the zigzag stitch?
To enclose the raw fabric edges, sew a row of zigzag stitches slightly over the raw edge of the fabric into the adjacent material. One of the most common uses for the zigzag stitch is to sew stretchy materials.
What tension should I use for thin fabric?
Use size 70/10 for really thin cotton like voile, size 80/12 for light to medium weight cotton, and 90/14 for thick cotton like denim.
Stitches are loose on the top and/or bottom
- The upper threading could be threaded incorrectly. …
- Check the bobbin. …
- Change the needle.
- Check the combination of the needle and thread size as well as the fabric you are trying to sew on. …
- Using a scrap piece of material sew out your stitch and adjust the thread tension.
What tension should I use for cotton?
Cotton requires a moderate tension setting, usually between three and four.