To keep those points from unraveling and stretching out of shape, use a back stitch or lock stitch to fix them. Backstitching is done by sewing backward and forth on top of the seam threads at the beginning and end of a seam to keep the stitching from coming undone. Lock stitching is similar to backstitching except it uses two separate straight stitches that intersect at the beginning and end of the seam.
There are several other ways to finish your seams, such as overcasting (sewing over the raw edge of a fabric piece with each row of stitching), slip stitching (using a small, sharp needle and thread to catch each side of the seam and pull it together), blanket stitching (similar to slip stitching but used for larger areas), and French stitching (used mostly for decorative purposes).
Your final step before finishing your project is to press it. There are several ways to do this, but the most common method is to use a steam iron set at its hottest setting. Be careful not to let the iron get too hot, as you don't want to burn any material. You can also use a cold iron if necessary. Let all pressed fabrics air-dry before moving or wearing the garment.
If you have an exposed seam, a backstitch will give a discrete way to mend it. A running stitch is likely to be the easiest option for a novice because it entails travelling in a single, straight line. The backstitch is another wonderful starter choice. You can vary the height of your stitches to create a decorative effect.
Stitching for Security
To avoid burlap from unraveling, use these steps:
Here are three fundamental stitches that you will need to know while sewing by hand to get you started.
Use a short stitch length and run the fabric through the machine tight. This will assist to keep the seams from puckering. Cutting pattern pieces on the bias will also assist to prevent puckering. Hand-baste seams, especially curved ones, is time well spent.
Satins are some of the most difficult fabrics to sew with a straight grain. The problem is that they have a tendency to roll up like a carpet if not sewn with care. There are several ways to go about sewing these fabrics and the choice is based on what type of look you want to achieve. If you plan to wash the finished project, choose one of the methods that include stitching under tension. Stitching without tension will create a more decorative look that does not wear as well once washed.
The easiest way to keep satins from rolling is to use a walking foot. This will help the feeder rod stay in place so the fabric doesn't roll. When using a regular needle, be sure to select one with a sharp point or use a hand-sewing needle. Satins require a fine thread for best results. Try to find a color that will match another piece in your project or use black for a classic look.
If you prefer to see more of the seam, try stitching with tension. This will make it easier to control the width of the seam and help it lie flat.
Straight-Line Stitching Instructions
Simply stitch half an inch down the serged edge towards the rear. 2. Another quick and easy approach to complete your serged seam is to clip the tail near to the edge and then apply a dab of fray block or fray check. This will keep your seam from unraveling.