What are flat stitches?
The flat stitching (or understitching) is sewn to keep facings and linings from peaking out, especially around necklines and armholes and around the waist on a lined skirt to stop the lining riding up. It also means that when turned and pressed, the seam line tends to favor the inside of the garment.
What is the easiest stitch for outlining?
Of all the basic embroidery stitches, running stitch is the easiest to master. This quick stitch is perfect for borders and outlines. You can change the look by lengthening or shortening the stitches.
Is straight stitch and running stitch the same?
Running stitches are most often not visible as they are used to close seams. Running stitch, Holbein or double-running stitch, satin stitch and darning stitch are all classed as straight or flat stitches. Backstitch is also sometimes included in this category.
What is a tatami stitch?
Tatami stitch consists of rows of run stitches and is suitable for filling large shapes. Stitch offsets in each row are used to eliminate horizontal split lines.