What is a long machine stitch?

What is a long gathering stitch?

Gathering is a sewing technique for shortening the length of a strip of fabric so that the longer piece can be attached to a shorter piece. … Then zigzagging is carefully sewed over top of the two threads without catching the threads as it is sewn. At the end the thread is pulled and is then gathered.

How do you know what stitch length to use?

2.5 – 3mm is the average stitch length range that should be used for medium weight fabrics. 4 – 5mm is the long stitch length range that should be used for basting and topstitching. Stitches for Dummies puts it this way: The average stitch length for mid-weight fabrics is 2.5 to 3 mm/10 to 12 spi.

What are the 5 types of stitches?

The Various Types of Hand Stitches

  • Running Stitch.
  • Basting Stitch. Use the same technique as the running stitch, but make longer stitches (between 1/4 inch and a 1/2 inch). …
  • Backstitch. …
  • Catch stitch (Cross-Stitch) …
  • Slip Stitch. …
  • Blanket Stitch (Buttonhole Stitch) …
  • Standard Forward / Backward Stitching.
  • ZigZag Stitch.

What is stitch per inch?

A sewing machine sewing at 5,000 SPM at 14 SPI will sew 9.9 yards of seam per minute. More stitches per inch will also consume for thread per inch of seam. This will contribute to higher seam strength and more elastic seams, but will also increase the consumption of thread required to sew the garment.

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