Does a chain stitch stretch?

What is the Stretchiest stitch?

The Straight Stretch Stitch can be used to reinforce seams of sportswear in stretch and non-stretch fabrics, and for curved seams which take a lot of strain. This stitch is stronger than regular straight stitch because it locks three times – forward, backward and forward again.

Can a straight stitch stretch?

Normally a straight stitch would not work for stretch fabrics because it would snap when stretched. However, a regular straight stitch can be used for sewing stretch fabrics if you use stretchy ELOFLEX thread. There are also many decorative stretch stitches that are used for stretch fabrics.

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