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How To Hand Sew A Catch Stitch

Learn how to sew a catchstitch. A catch stitch creates a flexible hem with some give. This is appropriate for sewing hems on skirts… neck lines… any hem that needs some flexibility. The catch stitch is used to finish a hem or tack facings. The thread catches a thread or two on the hem, then on the garment, crossing itself on each half stitch.  Read more…

How To Sew An Overcast Stitch

Learn how to hand sew an overcast stitch. An overcast stitch is a whipstitch on the raw edge of fabric, used to finish the edges neatly and prevent fraying. This is the alternative to serging or overlocking the raw edges of your fabric. If you have fabric that frays easily, sew an overcast stitch along the raw edges.
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