Types of Stitching

Topstitch

Topstitch - Mara & Biella Grey

A sewing technique that is used most often on edges such as sham and linen hems, where it helps facings to stay in place and gives a crisp edge. Decorative top-stitching is designed to show, and may be done in a fancy thread or with a special type of stitch. Otherwise, top-stitching is generally done using a straight stitch with a thread colour that matches the fashion fabric.

 

Hemstitch

Hemstitch - Aurora

A decorative stitching along the seam of hems and borders, that creates tiny openings or holes in a weave pattern. Hemstitching is generally done using a straight stitch with a thread colour that matches the fashion fabric.

Satin Stitch

Satin Stitch - Imperial Hotel

A series of long straight, closely placed, zigzag stitches, which gives the appearance of a satin-like finish.

Purl Stitch

 

Purl Stitch - Allegro

One of a series of small looped stitches along the edge of topstitched seam.

Bourdon Stitch

Bourdon Stitch - Giovani

A close, narrow row of decorative raised stitching that creates a finished edge or accent. Often used simultaneously with cording.