What did Helen Augusta Blanchard invent?
What is zig zag stitching called?
Benefits & Uses for the Zigzag Stitch. Often called an accordion stitch, a zigzag stitch has both a stitch length and a stitch width. These measurements do not need to be the same.
What is lockstitch stitch?
: a sewing machine stitch formed by the looping together of two threads one on each side of the material being sewn.
Where was Helen Blanchard born?
What is the point of a zigzag stitch?
The goal of the zigzag stitching is to enclose the threads of the fabric and prevent those threads from fraying away from the fabric. Adjusting the stitch width and stitch length allows you to control how much of the threads are enclosed and how much bulk the zigzag seam finish is creating.
Does a zig zag stitch stretch?
A zigzag stitch is a great way to seam knit fabrics. Its inherent stretch allows for the fabric to stretch and move without fear of popping a seam. On light to medium weight knits, try using a stitch length of 1.5 and a width of 5.
What is a zigzag stitch good for?
The Zig-Zag Stitch is a very versatile stitch. Use it for seam finishing, applique, bartacks, satin stitching and more. For some sewing techniques with this stitch, it can be helpful to use a Satin Stitch Foot to help prevent the fabric from puckering.