Ways to Hem Knit Fabrics

August 24, 2018By Emily ThompsonArticles, Cover Stitch, Hemming 2 Comments Opinion by Paid Consultant

Double Looper Cover Stitch. Knit Stitch. Zig Zag Stitch. What’s the difference? Well, Brother Sews Ambassador Emily Thompson breaks down the differences.

Using a Brother CV3550 Double-Sided Cover Stitch and a Brother Innov-ís NS1750D, Emily details the different hems that can be used on knit fabric.

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  • For those who don’t have a cover machine und don’t like zigzag stitches: most modern sewing machines have an overlock stitch used with the regular zigzag foot. Raise the stitch length, loosen the upper tension to get the perfect stretchyness for your project. Test the stitch width on a little leftover patch to get the right position to cover the cut line.
    The stitch looks very decorative on the right side and can be sewn with a decorative machine stitching thread.

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