Is a straight stitch strong?
A simple running or straight stitch can be pretty tough and hard to break, especially if you use polyester thread which is very strong. Backstitch is even stronger though because the stitches overlap on the wrong side making the line of stitches even tougher to break.
Can you straight stitch with a zig zag foot?
Yes, the zigzag foot can be used to sew a straight stitch.
Do I need a straight stitch foot?
A straight stitch foot can help to eradicate this issue. There is a smaller gap in the presser foot, therefore more of the foot is in contact with the needle plate. This applies more pressure to the feed dogs and helps the fabric to feed through rather than become chewed up under the needle plate.
Why is my zigzag stitch sewing straight?
If the upper thread appears as a single line, the lower thread is incorrectly threaded. Instead of the appropriate tension being applied to the lower thread, it is pulled through the fabric when the upper thread is pulled up.
How do you stop fraying without sewing?
Fabric sealants are clear plastic liquids in a tube that seal the fabric edge and stop fraying without sewing. Fabric sealants, which are made by several different companies, are available in craft stores. To apply fabric sealants, trim any loose threads from the edge of the fabric.