Aug 26, 2010

Did You Know?

Did you know there are a few ways to lock your stitch line to keep the thread from pulling out of your fabric?

Most people know how to use the reverse stitch (the U turn on your sewing machine) by going backwards a few stitches.

But when you don't want to see all that reverse stitching there's a couple other things you can do

First, you can put your length at zero and have the needle go up and down a few times.

Another way is to pull one the thread on the wrong side until the tread from the right side loops up. Grab the loop with a pin and pull the thread until both are on the wrong side of the fabric. Then tie the two threads together.

Until next time, Enjoy your moments ~ make them "sew" much fun, Cindy


  1. You always have such great tips. I would love to be your student. I guess the drive would be a little too far, though.
    I am glad to be home even though I miss my babies.
    I'm trying to catch up with my blog reading. I tried to keep up in AZ but it wasn't possible.

  2. Very cool - do you recommend one method over another?

  3. Hey Gwen,
    It all depends on what stitches you're doing. On Seams I just hit back tack to lock it in. When I don't want to see all the reverse stitching I either put it on zero or tie it off.